Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
PEREZ-CUEVAS, Ricardo et al. Design of the 2009 evaluation of the Medical Insurance for a New Generation program. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2012, vol.54, suppl.1, pp.s11-s19. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342012000700003.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the mixed-method approach to evaluate the Medical Insurance for a New Generation (Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación, SMNG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The program has been comprehensively evaluated. It has four key domains: 1) SMNG design; 2) children's health status and socio-demographic characteristics; 3) performance by measuring coverage, efficiency and productivity; 4) family health expenditure. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches have been used. This included reviews of existing databases and clinical charts, collection of empirical data through in-depth interviews with healthcare providers, and a nation-wide household survey. CONCLUSION: The results should serve as baseline data of the health status of SMNG children and the current staus of the program.
Keywords : evaluation; health services; social programs; access; and coverage.