sábado, octubre 09, 2004

Evaluating Health Care Systems

Cómo podemos decir que el Sistema Nacional de Salud de un país funciona mejor que el de otro?.
"Overall, I think that it is a mistake to define the health care problem as the need to reduce the ratio of expenditures to life-expectancy gains. I think that the policy implications of such a definition are mostly unacceptable."
"...The money we spend on a hopeless cancer patient is money we don’t spend on people with full lives ahead of them. Improving our spending to health ratio is improving the efficiency with which we produce health care - how can that be a bad goal?"
Reseña completa.