Quotation Cavagnero, Eleonora, Bilger, Marcel. 2010. Equity during an economic crisis: Financing of the Argentine health system. Journal of Health Economics. 29 (4), 479-488.


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This article analyses the redistributive effect caused by health financing and the distribution of healthcare utilization in Argentina before and during the severe 2001/2002 economic crisis. Both dramatically changed during this period: the redistributive effect became much more positive and utilization shifted from pro-poor to pro-rich. This clearly demonstrates that when utilization is contingent on financing, changes can occur rapidly; and that an integrated approach is required when monitoring equity. From a policy perspective, the Argentine health system appears vulnerable to economic downturns mainly due to high reliance on out-of-pocket payments and the strong link between health insurance and employment.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Health Economics
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-A, VW-A, WH-A
Language English
Title Equity during an economic crisis: Financing of the Argentine health system
Volume 29
Number 4
Year 2010
Page from 479
Page to 488
Reviewed? Y
URL https://api.elsevier.com/content/article/PII:S0167629610000494?httpAccept=text/xml
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2010.03.008
Open Access N

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Bilger, Marcel (Details)
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Cavagnero, Eleonora (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
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Health Economics and Policy Group AB (Details)
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