Revista de Economía Institucional
versão impressa ISSN 0124-5996
CHICAIZA, Liliana. HEALTH MARKET FAILURES IN COLOMBIA: THE CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY CASE. Rev.econ.inst. [online]. 2005, vol.7, n.12, pp. 191-208. ISSN 0124-5996.
Chronic renal insufficiency is one of the highest cost pathologies of greater financial impact for the general system of social security health care in Colombia. High-cost case concentration in some health entities made it necessary to distribute resources and patients to other entities in order to counteract the financial unbalance. This paper proposes that demand induction is the principal failure in this case. It presents some hypotheses regarding incentives facing firms in an oligopolic market and argues for the necessity of regulatory intervention in prices and quality and, especially, prevention.
Palavras-chave : chronic renal insufficiency; demand induction; oligopoly firm’s incentives; high cost.