Impoverishing and catastrophic household health spending among families with older adults in Mexico: A health reform priority

Felicia Marie Knaul, Héctor Arreola-Ornelas, Oscar Méndez-Carniado, Ana Cristina Torres

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Abstract

One of the most important challenges facing health systems is population aging. International estimates suggest that the aging process will increase the cost of health by 41% between 2000 and 2050, so that health spending could reach 11% of work GDP (United Nations, 2002).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Health of Aging Hispanics
Subtitle of host publicationThe Mexican-Origin Population
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages237-262
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)0387472061, 9780387472065
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Knaul, F. M., Arreola-Ornelas, H., Méndez-Carniado, O., & Torres, A. C. (2007). Impoverishing and catastrophic household health spending among families with older adults in Mexico: A health reform priority. In The Health of Aging Hispanics: The Mexican-Origin Population (pp. 237-262). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-47208-9_18