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Neoliberal Health Reforms in Latin America: The Public Private Model in Uruguay

Backlund, Zarah LU (2012) STVK12 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
For the last decades Latin America has been the target for several neoliberal health system reforms. Public Private Partnership models in health care provision are increasingly advocated on both national and global scales. Foremost the public private partnerships are suppose to enhance is equity in health system regarding distribution of resources and reaching out to poorer parts of populations. In this study the concept of equity is defined in three different streams , namely equity through participation, equity in resources equity in access to health care. The analytical framework for this study will be based upon these three streams. A recent health reform in Uruguay is an example of a public private model. It attempts to enhance equity... (More)
For the last decades Latin America has been the target for several neoliberal health system reforms. Public Private Partnership models in health care provision are increasingly advocated on both national and global scales. Foremost the public private partnerships are suppose to enhance is equity in health system regarding distribution of resources and reaching out to poorer parts of populations. In this study the concept of equity is defined in three different streams , namely equity through participation, equity in resources equity in access to health care. The analytical framework for this study will be based upon these three streams. A recent health reform in Uruguay is an example of a public private model. It attempts to enhance equity in an integrated health care system. This paper seeks to provide an insight on how the reform is evolving. The empirical material collected during a field study in Uruguay (6th January – 12th March, 2012) constitute for the data to be analysed. Utilizing a qualitative case study research approach, important features of the experiences of the reform are revealed. (Less)
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author
Backlund, Zarah LU
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organization
course
STVK12 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Public Private Partnerships, Equity, Health care reforms, Uruguay
language
English
id
2544507
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2012-06-28 10:11:41
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  abstract     = {For the last decades Latin America has been the target for several neoliberal health system reforms. Public Private Partnership models in health care provision are increasingly advocated on both national and global scales. Foremost the public private partnerships are suppose to enhance is equity in health system regarding distribution of resources and reaching out to poorer parts of populations. In this study the concept of equity is defined in three different streams , namely equity through participation, equity in resources equity in access to health care. The analytical framework for this study will be based upon these three streams. A recent health reform in Uruguay is an example of a public private model. It attempts to enhance equity in an integrated health care system. This paper seeks to provide an insight on how the reform is evolving. The empirical material collected during a field study in Uruguay (6th January – 12th March, 2012) constitute for the data to be analysed. Utilizing a qualitative case study research approach, important features of the experiences of the reform are revealed.},
  author       = {Backlund, Zarah},
  keyword      = {Public Private Partnerships,Equity,Health care reforms,Uruguay},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Neoliberal Health Reforms in Latin America: The Public Private Model in Uruguay},
  year         = {2012},
}