This book examines an important aspect of health care in Peru in considerable depth, based on intensive analysis of data from Peruvian sources. It offers a number of recommendations that can help bring the allocation of health sector resources into line with the country's health care policy. .
Part One: The Context of Health Care Policy in Peru 1. Introduction 2. Health Status of the Peruvian Population 3. Economic Crisis, Social Polarization, and Community Participation in Health Care 4. Private Health Care Financing Alternatives Part Two: Resources Allocation and Policy Implications 5. Distribution of Health Care Facilities 6. Medical Doctors: Determinants of Location 7. The Pharmaceuticals Market 8. The Ministry of Health: Financing and Coverage 9. Medical Care Under Social Security: Coverage, Costs, and Financing 10. Health Care in Peru: Inferences and Options