A revamp of Mexico’s beleaguered health-care system is proving to be a runaway success and offers a model for other nations seeking to reform their own systems, according to a review published this week in The Lancet. The key to the scheme’s success is the way in which it has modified its reforms in response to scientific assessments of their effectiveness, the authors say.
Launched in a law in 2003, the Mexican scheme was designed to sort out widespread inefficiencies and inconsistencies in the country's health-care system. Some 50 million Mexicans--nearly half the country’s population--who previously were not covered by health insurance are now enrolled, leading the scheme’s architects to claim that the country has near-universal health-care coverage.
“The reform was very much motivated by the fragmentation of the system; the injustice and inequity of having where you work determine whether or not you were covered,” says Felicia Marie Knaul of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative in Boston, Massachusetts, a co-author on the review.
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Source at Nature.
Original paper in the Lancet.
You mean reaching out to the disadvantaged and applying the scientific method to your process can actually result in near-universal health care coverage in your country?
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