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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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ARCE, Hugo E. The Argentine Health System: Organization and financial features. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2012, vol.72, n.5, pp.414-418. ISSN 0025-7680.

The Argentine health system is defined by the following features: a) federal country organization; b) coexistence of public and private services with either outpatients or inpatients; c) fragmented entities of social security, most of these originated outside of the state organization. Components of the system are described and weighed; making decisions strength between national and provincial health authorities is analyzed and the Argentine system is compared with that of other countries. Statistical data on distribution of health expenditures and coverage of health services are presented as well as financial flow among diverse funding sources, insurers, providers and users of each sector.

Keywords : Health system; Health economics; Health organizational models; Health financing.

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