Una mirada a los gastos de bolsillo en salud para Colombia

Citation data:

BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL, DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO SOBRE ECONOMÍA REGIONAL Y URBANA, No: 012780

Publication Year:
2015
Repository URL:
http://repositorio.banrep.gov.co/handle/20.500.12134/3165
RePec URLs:
https://ideas.repec.org/p/col/000102/012780.html; https://ideas.repec.org/p/bdr/region/218.html
Author(s):
Gerson Javier Pérez-Valbuena; Alejandro Silva-Ureña
Publisher(s):
Banco de la República de Colombia
Tags:
Gastos de bolsillo en salud; Economía del consumidor; Bienestar; D12 - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis; I10 - Health: General; I30 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty: General; Out-of-pocket expenditures; Consumer economics; Well-being; Servicios de salud -- Gastos -- Caribe (Región, Colombia) -- 2006-2007; Economía doméstica -- Caribe (Región, Colombia) -- 2006-2007; Servicios de salud -- Gastos -- Estudios comparados -- América Latina -- 2011; D12 - Economía del consumidor: análisis empíricos; I10 - Salud: Generalidades; I30 - Bienestar y pobreza: Generalidades; Gastos de bolsillo en salud, economía del consumidor, bienestar; Gastos de bolsillo en salud, economía del consumidor, bienestar.Note:; Servicios de salud -- Gastos -- Estudios comparados --
 América Latina -- 2011
paper description
The main goals of this paper are: first, to make a national and regional analysis of the out-of-pocket expenditures; second, to find out the effects of them on the households’ spending patterns; and third, to identify the factors related to the incidence of the out-of-pocket expenditures. The results show that most of the general expenditure in health is assumed by the public sector, which in turn has allowed households to have a low expenditure in health’s incidence when compared with neighbor countries. At regional level, the Caribbean is the part of the country where the population faces the highest out-of-pocket expenditures in health. On the other hand, it was found that head of household’s age, her gender, her affiliation status to the health insurance, and the age composition of households are the ones showing the closest relationship with households’ incidence of out-of-pocket expenditures in health.