Revista Salud Uninorte
versão On-line ISSN 2011-7531
LLINAS DELGADO, Adalberto E.. Assessment in quality in Health Care, a first step to reforming the System. Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.1, pp. 143-154. ISSN 2011-7531.
The authors review the concept of quality by various authors, highlighting the definition of quality in health Donavedian Avedis. We present the rules of the quality assurance system in Colombia and discusses the perception of different actors in the system. After a review of the various health sector reforms in Latin America, stands which have had the axle, the improvement of the system from the increased coverage or strengthening of financing. The run raises the need for fundamental reforms, focusing on processes aimed at introducing substantive changes in the various sector entities and functions in order to increase equity in their performance, their management efficiency and effectiveness of its actions and thereby achieving the satisfaction of the health needs of the population, with the indispensable accompaniment of the academy, as an articulator of knowledge in society.
Palavras-chave : Quality; health system; reforms.