Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
GRUPO COORDINADOR Y DE DISENO CONCEPTUAL DE LA ENSA-II. Conceptual and methodological basis of the National Health Survey II, Mexico, 1994 . Salud pública Méx [online]. 1998, vol.40, n.1, pp.76-85. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36341998000100011.
The conceptual and methodological basis of the National Health Survey II (NHS-II) are described and recent advances in multidisciplinary public health research in Mexico, both conceptual and methodological, are synthesized. The design of the NHS-II concentrated on the study of the access, quality of care and health attention expenses in ambulatory and hospitalization services. Details on the conceptual framework related with the analysis and processing of data are also included. Five geographic regions were covered; 12 615 households at national level were visited and information on 61524 individuals was gathered. The overall response rate was 96.7% both for households and for identified health service users. The general conclusion emphasizes the need to incorporate the population perspective to the planning and allocation of health resources.
Keywords : health services accessibility; quality of health care; health services coverage; Mexico.