Author(s): La Forgia G, Levine R, Daz A, Rathe M, La Forgia G, Levine R, Daz A, Rathe M
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Abstract Despite relatively high levels of total spending and enormous growth in the supply of services during five decades, the Dominican health system demonstrates low performance in addressing the health needs of its population, ensuring acceptable quality of care, reducing the financial burden of health care on the poor, or providing adequate insurance coverage for those with the ability to pay. The paper analyzes deficiencies in financing, organization and delivery of health services in both the public and private sectors. The paper argues that government failure has undermined the health system and health care. Despite calls for reforms, attempts to restructure the system have not yet taken shape.
This article was published in Health Policy
and referenced in Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research