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dc.contributor.authorSavedoff, William D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T11:48:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-18T11:48:46Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51524-
dc.description.abstractHealthcare services are more widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean today than 50 years ago, yet this availability is not necessarily reflected in popular perceptions. This study documents the expansion of healthcare services in the Region in terms of medically-trained professionals, service utilization, and insurance eligibility. It finds that people in countries with more doctors have a more positive view of access to healthcare and greater confidence in the healthcare system. However, other factors intervene in this relationship between perceptions and objective indicators, such as the strength of local social networks and wealth. As a consequence of rising expectations, differential access and continuing discontent, public policy can be driven by factors that are least likely to improve the population's health.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInter-American Development Bank, Research Dep. Washington, DCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 667en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelI11en_US
dc.subject.jelN96en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHealth Careen_US
dc.subject.keywordHealth Financingen_US
dc.subject.keywordAccessen_US
dc.subject.keywordHappinessen_US
dc.subject.keywordHealth Policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordLatin Americaen_US
dc.subject.keywordCaribbeanen_US
dc.titleA moving target: Universal access to healthcare services in Latin America and the Caribbeanen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn591277174en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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