Universal Health Coverage Assessment: Peru

Title Universal Health Coverage Assessment: Peru
Year 2014
Author J. Seinfeld and N. Besich
URL http://gnhe.funsalud.org.mx/Documentos/UHCDay/GNHE%20UHC%20assessment_Peru.pdf
Journal Global Network for Health Equity (GNHE)
Document Type Journal Article
Document Availability Full Text
Classification Policy
Abstract Continued economic growth over the last 15 years has resulted in a better quality of life for Peruvian citizens. During this period, improved economic performance and the implementation of social programmes have resulted in significant progress towards fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals. Despite these improvements, Peru still has poor health indicators in comparison to other countries in the region, such as Chile and Colombia. This document provides a preliminary assessment of aspects of the Peruvian health system relative to the goal of universal health coverage, with a particular focus on the financing system. It focuses on the situation prior to 2013 when the country embarked on new reforms. It is still too early to assess the impact of these reforms


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