Burden of disease assessment and health system reform: results of a study in Mexico

R. Lozano, C. J L Murray, Julio Frenk, J. L. Bobadilla

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Abstract

Describes in broad terms the first national assessment of the burden of disease using Disability Adjusted Life Years, which formed part of an overall study of health system reform in Mexico. The results of the study document the heterogeneous nature of the epidemiological transition in different parts of Mexico, and included both premature mortality and disability in the analysis. The results were employed along with information on the cost-effectiveness of major health interventions in Mexico to design a package of essential health services for all Mexicans. Through the careful review of all available sources of information on the incidence, prevalence, duration and severity of disability and mortality by age, sex and cause, the strengths and gaps in the current information system were identified. The process by which a large number of Mexican experts were involved in the estimation of the burden of each disease also encouraged broad participation of health experts in the discussions about health reform in Mexico. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-563
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of International Development
Volume7
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Burden of disease assessment and health system reform : results of a study in Mexico. / Lozano, R.; Murray, C. J L; Frenk, Julio; Bobadilla, J. L.

In: Journal of International Development, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1995, p. 555-563.

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Lozano, R. ; Murray, C. J L ; Frenk, Julio ; Bobadilla, J. L. / Burden of disease assessment and health system reform : results of a study in Mexico. In: Journal of International Development. 1995 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 555-563.
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