Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
versión impresa ISSN 1726-4634
FRENK, Julio y GOMEZ-DANTES, Octavio. Global lessons of the mexican health reform: empowerment through the use of evidence. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.3, pp. 412-418. ISSN 1726-4634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342010000300014.
This paper illustrates, using as an example the recent reform of the Mexican health system, the potential of knowledge in the design and implementation of public policies. In the first part the relationship between knowledge and health is described. In part two, the efforts in Mexico to generate evidence that would eventually nourish the design and implementation of health policies are discussed. In the following sections the content and the guiding concept of the reform, the democratization of health, are analyzed. The paper concludes with the discussion of the main global lessons of this reform experience.
Palabras llave : Health care reform; Knowledge bases; Public Health; Mexico.