Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
MOSQUERA MENDEZ, Paola Andrea; GRANADOS HIDALGO, Gema and VEGA ROMERO, Román. The Strategy of Primary Health Care for Bogotá - Colombia and its Relationship with the decrease of inequities in Health Results. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.14, pp. 88-109. ISSN 1657-7027.
Objective: To describe the tendency of a set of health indicators and analyze the behavior of the disparities in health in the localities of Bogota with most and least development in the strategy of Comprehensive Primary Health Care. Methodology: The design of the study is Ecological Observation. It describes the tendencies of the mortality indicators for children below five years of age utilizing official information from the mortality database, vital statistics, and home health characterization. Results: the findings illustrate that the strategy of Comprehensive Primary Health Care has been able to contribute to the improvement of health results an the reduction of mortality disparities among children under 5 years of age within the socially disadvantaged population in the localities with a higher degree of coverage of the strategy, as part of a general tendency in decreasing the child mortality rate in the city.
Keywords : Comprehensive Primary Health Care; Equity in Health; Primary Health Care and Disparities in Health; Health Results; Mortality in five-year-old children; Infant Mortality; Primary Health Care; Equity in Health; Disparities in Health Care.