Navigation Links
Centralized health care more cost-effective, offers better access to preventive services
Date:9/14/2010

Families from rural Mexico who receive health care from centralized clinics run by the federal government pay up to 30 percent less in out-of-pocket expenses and utilize preventive services more often than those families who access decentralized clinics run by states, according to a study by researchers at the UCLA School of Public Health.

The findings are published in the September issue of the Journal of Social Science and Medicine and are currently available online.

The data were drawn from a comprehensive survey of 8,889 rural families from seven states in Mexico conducted in 2003 by Oportunidades, Mexico's principal anti-poverty program. The findings contradict the widely perceived notion that decentralized systems in which local knowledge and resources can be more effectively used to address local needs are superior to centralized organizations.

The study measured the effectiveness of centralized and decentralized providers using two measures: overall health expenditures by users (both centralized and decentralized providers offer free health care and drugs at rural clinics) and the utilization of preventive services (higher use reduces the cost of treating preventable conditions in the future).

Since centralized and decentralized organizations rarely operate within the same country during the same time period or cater to comparable populations, Mexico's health caredelivery system provides a unique opportunity to compare the two approaches side by side.

Starting the mid-1940s, the public safety net for Mexicans not covered by the Mexican Social Security Institute or other federal social security institutes was administered by the federal government. The government provided a limited bundle of cost-effective services, including primary and preventive care and basic hospitalization to the poorest rural areas of the country.

During the 1980s, the government undertook an ambitious de
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Anderson
sanderson@ph.ucla.edu
310-267-0440
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Mental health leaves most costly disability to Canadian employers
2. Health Care Reform: Employees Face Greater Cost-Sharing
3. The cost of over-triage on our nations health system
4. 23rd ECNP Congress: Europes largest scientific meeting on mental health
5. University, government and philanthropic leaders converge in Seattle to advance global health
6. Low levels of formaldehyde in clothing unlikely to pose health risk
7. Team to study health effects of botanical estrogens
8. Low-Carb Diets Heavy on Meat May Raise Health Risks
9. Publication of World Health Report 2000 an act of remarkable courage, says school expert
10. Health Care Reform Helps Small Businesses Offer Coverage: Report
11. EMAS publishes position statements about the post-reproductive health of women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... Day at the Zoo to celebrate children helping children, a thank you to ... throughout West Ohio have contributed to the United Methodist initiative to end malaria ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... endless journey that local pizza maker Paul LaRocco has gone through to open a ... city approval and permitting process tends to take several months, but the current process, ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... For Dallas, the time is nearing for the annual ... Tenet Health. , The American Heart Association hosts their well-known Heart Walk to raise ... together, a difference can be made. Walkers can participate in the cause and someone ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... As reported by Medical Daily on August 22 , ... that last for two years, the longest of any cellulite reduction system currently on ... a long-lasting, effective solution for their cellulite, according to Dr. Robert Weiss, director of ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... On May 30th, 2015, Best Drug Rehabilitation, a ... “Music With A Mission” benefit concert in Mendon, IL. Held in the Show Barn ... to support music education programs in the underfunded local school districts of Mendon at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 3Health News:Article on Building Approval Process for LA Business Highlights the Need for a Bridge Between Businesses and City Officials, says Fire Protection Group Inc. 2Health News:North Central Surgical Center’s Subsidiary Participates in Walk 2Health News:Maryland Dermatologists Discuss Non-Invasive Cellulite Reduction System Cellfina Receiving 2-Year FDA Clearance 2Health News:Maryland Dermatologists Discuss Non-Invasive Cellulite Reduction System Cellfina Receiving 2-Year FDA Clearance 3Health News:New Video Released on "Music With A Mission" Benefit Concert Headlining Artist Cadillac Three & Best Drug Rehabilitation 2
... Beth Israel Deaconess,Medical Center audit, BOSTON, Feb. 6 ... apply the same Sarbanes-Oxley,standards used by Boston Properties and ... of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC),according to labor ... the president and CFO of Boston Properties., 1199 ...
... The Female Health Company,(Amex: FHC ) today ... call,to discuss its operating results for the first ... on Wednesday, February 13, 2008. The Company plans,to ... the same day., Shareholders and other interested ...
... asks board member to seek restatement of Beth Israel ... Automation CEO and,director Robert Lepofsky should apply the same ... to his role as Vice,Chairperson of the board of ... (BIDMC), according to labor group 1199 SEIU,United Healthcare Workers ...
... TULSA, Okla., Feb. 6 It takes a team ... That,s the,message of an event scheduled for 10 a.m. ... a significant improvement in Oklahoma,s rates of,early childhood immunizations., ... based on,data from 2005 and 2006, the state improved ...
... Limited, BOSTON, Feb. 6 Patient-Centered Computing,and eHealth: ... will be presented under the auspices of Harvard Medical,School,s ... held,at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA ... 2006 event that attracted 120 attendees from,throughout the United ...
... This release is also available in German . ... giant dinosaurs could have lived off more than 100 million years ... to become as large as they did. In actual fact such ... have now been published in the journal ,Proceedings of the Royal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Boston Properties Executive and Board Member Should Use Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure Rules in Non-Profit Role, Asserts 1199 SEIU 2Health News:The Female Health Company Schedules First Quarter Conference Call for February 13, 2008 2Health News:Brooks Automation Executive and Board Member Should Use Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure Rules in Non-Profit Role, Asserts 1199 SEIU 2Health News:State Leaders Recognize Oklahoma's Improvement in Immunization Rankings 2Health News:Innovative eHealth Course to Take Place March 28-30 in Boston, Massachusetts 2Health News:Bonn scientists simulate dinosaur digestion in the lab 2Health News:Bonn scientists simulate dinosaur digestion in the lab 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... 2015 Research and ... of the "Investigation Report on China,s Quetiapine ... Developed by AstraZeneca plc, quetiapine (under the ... for the treatment of schizophrenia. Approved by CFDA ... in the Catalogue of Drugs for the Basic ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Research and Markets ... the "Investigation Report on China,s Latanoprost Market, ... Developed by Pharmacia & Upjohn in 1995, latanoprost ... reduces intraocular pressure. As the first pressure- lowering ... name of Xalatan) entered China ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... KONG , August 28, 2015 ... in collaboration with one of the leading academics in ... (current world record holder in life extension for model ... insights into biology of aging and age-related diseases, primarily, around ... The work has just been published as "Stability analysis of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Quetiapine Market Investigation Report 2010-2019 2China Latanoprost Market Investigation Report 2015-2019 2Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 2Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 3
... Porous Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of custom fluid-handling ... introduce a new range of hydrophilic, polyurethane foams for ... trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany from 16 to 18 ... New innovations to be featured at the ...
... Texas, Nov. 2, 2011 Novation commends the White ... facing America,s hospitals through its October 31st Executive Order. ... support of the bipartisan legislation – (S. 296 and ... to establish a framework by which the quality and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Filtrona Porous Technologies to Introduce New Hydrophilic Foam Products for Advanced Wound Care at the MEDICA / COMPAMED Trade Fair 2