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Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud

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JAIME, Sergio Fernando. Social Participation in Fragmented Health Systems: a Virtuous Relationship?. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.30, pp.38-56. ISSN 1657-7027.

Health systems face different obstacles that threaten their proper performance. One such obstacle is the fragmentation of health systems. In return, the social participation in health is mentioned with the same intensity that integrating phenomenon. This study aimed to provide a more concrete framework on the complex relationship between these factors emerging health systems and for that use different methods: A review of literature, a qualitative approach to define the dimensions of analysis and in a third time a classic technique assay (expository essay) to argue each dimension. The final product 12 theses were defined, and together aim to satisfactorily explain this phenomenon and propose lines of work that effectively improve the performance of health systems.

Keywords : health systems/trends; fragmentation; social participation; complexity; citizen participation; system integration.

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