Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
HORTALE, Virginia Alonso; CONILL, Eleonor Minho and PEDROZA, Manoela. Challenges for developing a comparative analytical model for health services. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1999, vol.15, n.1, pp. 79-88. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1999000100009.
This paper presents different models that describe health determinants, services, and systems. It highlights the important model developed by Contandriopoulos, proposing a separation between the health status and health care circuits. The article is intended as a contribution to the field of comparative analysis with a new theoretical, methodological, and evaluative approach. Problems were identified in the development of a new model. Decentralization and access are introduced as categories, suggesting that they may take part in such new model.
Keywords : Health Services; Health System; Health Service Analysis.