Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
RATHE, Magdalena and MOLINE, Alejandro. The health system of Dominican Republic. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2011, vol.53, suppl.2, pp.s255-s264. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342011000800020.
This paper describes the health conditions in Dominican Republic and the characteristics of the Dominican health system, including its structure and coverage, its financial sources, the health expenditure, the physical, material and human resources available, the stewardship functions developed by the Ministry of Public Health and the generation of health information. The participation of health care users in the operation and evaluation of the system and the most recent policy innovations, including the new General Health Law, the new Social Security Law and the Decennial Health Plan are also discussed.
Keywords : health system; social security; Dominican Republic.