Copyright © 2017. Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Si deseas republicar el artículo, por favor solicita autorización a firstname.lastname@example.org. By Ian W. Mac Arthur. There is one public general hospital in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, where over one in five of all patients remain longer than fifteen days, and 44% of them linger on for more than a month. Most of them … [Read more...] about Trapped in a Hospital for Too Long? Intermediate Care Provides Escape
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Brazilian National Program for Improving Access and Quality of Primary Care If you are a researcher in the areas of economics, public health and related fields, this is your opportunity to publish a paper in a special edition of The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management (JACM), a leading international primary care management and policy journal. … [Read more...] about International Call for Papers
by Ferdinando Regalia There is an old joke that if you ask five economists the same question, you will get six answers in return. Like most jokes (even bad ones), this quip’s value lies in its discovery of a basic truth—getting economists to agree on anything can be quite difficult. … [Read more...] about 300+ Economists around the World ask for “Health for All”
by Trevor Gunn. Would you believe if I told you that investing in health is profitable for governments? We know that country expenditures on health are widely considered to be an economic drag, as well as a “debit” for the broader economy and for economic growth. Despite these popular notions, an increasing amount of trends and evidence points in the reverse direction- … [Read more...] about Health Investment Benefits Economic Growth
by Pablo Ibarraran, Marcos Robles, Nadin Medellin, Mayra Saenz and Marco Stampini. Evidence has shown that Latin America and the Caribbean have been successful in reducing poverty and in achieving important reductions in terms of inequality. Although poverty reduction and the growth of the middle class are clearly related, there is an important link that we need to keep in … [Read more...] about The Poor, the Vulnerable and the Middle Class: Who is Who?