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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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Abstract

PALENCIA-SANCHEZ, Francisco  and  GARCIA-UBAQUE, Juan Carlos. Health care needs in the Bogotá-Region. rev.fac.med. [online]. 2016, vol.64, n.4, pp.597-602. ISSN 0120-0011.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/revfacmed.v64n4.54836.

Introduction:

The Bogotá-Region is an area where demographic trends and epidemiological profiles change constantly; these specific conditions determine health needs.

Objective:

To establish the demographic and epidemiological profile of the Bogotá-Region, its relationship with institutional response and opportunities for the development of a university hospital.

Materials and methods:

A literature review of information related to demographics, epidemiological profile and some features of health service delivery in the Bogotá-Region was conducted through a systematic search in search engines and databases.

Results:

The Bogotá-Region has particular characteristics such as aging population and the transition in its disease profile; these characteristics have an influence on the delivery of health services, so it is imperative to improve and adapt care to respond to these priority needs.

Conclusions:

The Bogotá-Region is an area with significant population concentration in Colombia, so health care of its inhabitants must be managed considering the demographic and epidemiological profile, so that a structured response can be generated, in which the creation of a university hospital, center of excellence in health, is a priority.

Keywords : Healthcare Disparities; Needs Assessment; Demographic transition (MeSH)..

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