Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versión ISSN 1025-0255
ALFONSO AGUILAR, Pedro. Efficiency in Health Public. AMC [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.5, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1025-0255.
Introduction: the study of the efficiency in health units contributes to design strategies of expenses distribution toward alternatives that may reach better results with available scarce resources. This is a concern of many directors, states and countries. To know the efficiency level, to identify the ones of better practice and to remark the potential areas of improvement in each unit is a strategic objective for the sector. Development: a bibliographical review of 36 different authors, organizations and work programs about different approaches on health and economy was carried out. With no exception, the whole reviewed bibliography coincides in the necessity of studying the efficiency of sanitary services and among other techniques it is recommended to apply the encircling analysis of data in these studies. Conclusions: the new technologies and clinical treatments, together with the sociodemographic changes that cause an increase of the sanitary demand, are in the origin of costs increment in the sanitary sector. With the result that it is unavoidable the concern for the assignment and efficient administration of the expense. In the last years a modernization process is taking place in the sanitary system to be able to increase the efficiency of the sector or to eliminate the absence of economic logic of the behavior of these organizations.
Palabras llave : PUBLIC HEALTH; QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE; HEALTH SERVICES; REVIEW LITERATURE AS TOPIC.