Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
On-line version ISSN 0864-3466
SANTOS PADRON, Hilda. Relationship of poverty, iniquity and social exclusion with highly costly diseases in Mexico. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2006, vol.32, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466.
Some considerations about the link of highly costly diseases or catastrophic diseases with the situation of poverty, iniquity and exclusion that affects millions of Mexican citizens and restricts their access to healthcare services were presented in this paper. The paper was structured in a way that allows developing conceptual approaches about poverty, iniquity and social exclusion, recognizing the domestic achievements in healthcare that are translated into successful health indicators, analyzing the restrictions and deficiencies of the healthcare service infrastructure, making comments on the possibilities offered by the reforms of the national healthcare system in Mexico for the necessary changes, and specifying in detail the suggested solutions derived from the promulgation of new federal and state laws and regulations, particularly the General Healthcare Law issued in 2004 and the System of Social Protection to Health (Social Insurance)
Keywords : Poverty; iniquity; social exclusion; catastrophic diseases; healthcare services; social welfare.