Cobertura efectiva de las intervenciones en salud de América Latina y el Caribe: Métrica para evaluar los sistemas de salud

Translated title of the contribution: Effective coverage of health interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean: Metrics for the assessment of health systems performance

Sandra Martínez, Gabriel Carrasquilla, Ramiro Guerrero, Héctor Gómez-Dantés, Victoria Castro, Héctor Arreola-Ornelas, Paula Bedregal, Cecilia Vidal, Gerardo Solano, Marlén Roselló, Ronald Evans, Jaqueline Peraza, Edgar Kestler, César Cárcamo, Gisela Quiterio, Pablo Pulido, Rafael Lozano, Oscar Méndez, Javier Dorantes, Felicia Marie KnaulErika López

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Abstract

Objective To measure effective coverage for 11 health interventions in Latin America including the childreńs, women's and adult health, as part of program evaluation. Material and Methods: Interventions were selected; the definitions and calculation methods were harmonized according to the information available to ensure comparability between countries. Results: Chile has better indicators of crude and effective coverage followed by Mexico and Colombia. There are significant gaps between regions, counties or states. Conclusions: The health metric on effective coverage is a sensitive indicator that links three important aspects: Coverage of health interventions, use of health services, and access to such services. Effective coverage is a good tool to evaluate health programs performance, and also provides data of where and to whom the system should address national efforts and resources to achieve the purposes and goals set.

Translated title of the contributionEffective coverage of health interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean: Metrics for the assessment of health systems performance
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)S78-S84
JournalSalud publica de Mexico
Volume53
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Effective coverage
  • Latin America
  • Systems of health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Martínez, S., Carrasquilla, G., Guerrero, R., Gómez-Dantés, H., Castro, V., Arreola-Ornelas, H., Bedregal, P., Vidal, C., Solano, G., Roselló, M., Evans, R., Peraza, J., Kestler, E., Cárcamo, C., Quiterio, G., Pulido, P., Lozano, R., Méndez, O., Dorantes, J., ... López, E. (2011). Cobertura efectiva de las intervenciones en salud de América Latina y el Caribe: Métrica para evaluar los sistemas de salud. Salud publica de Mexico, 53(SUPPL. 2), S78-S84.