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Enfoque para el análisis de la crisis económica global y la salud/ Approach for analyzing of the global economic crisis and health

Franco Giraldo, Álvaro
| Idioma(s): Español
CONTEXTO: Se parte de reconocer varias áreas para el análisis de la crisis global en relación con la salud. Luego se centra en el análisis de algunos aspectos relativos a la crisis económica, en las alternativas políticas para mitigar la crisis financiera y en la identificación de los indicadores de salud más sensibles a los vaivenes de la economía. OBJETIVO: proponer algunas bases para analizar la crisis financiera del 2008 y sus efectos sobre la salud en el mundo. METODOLOGÍA: Se basó en el análisis de los posibles efectos de la crisis económica sobre la salud luego de considerar cuatro ejes esenciales: las condiciones de vida y los determinantes de la salud, los indicadores socio-demográficos y las variaciones epidemiológicas, el gasto público total y el gasto en salud, y el monitoreo de las políticas encaminadas a mitigar la crisis. CONCLUSIÓN: La primera crisis de la globalización del actual siglo tendrá serias implicaciones sobre la salud y debe llevar al replanteamiento del sistema económico mundial, basándose en el control del Estado y en la regulación de los mercados. Para evitar los efectos negativos sobre el ambiente y la salud, se propone enfrentar las influencias de los determinantes globales, estimular las políticas públicas que inviertan en salud, reforzar acciones de legislación en salud internacional y, finalmente, establecer y poner en marcha un sistema de monitoreo de la crisis y su efecto en la salud. CONTEXT: It begins by recognizing several areas for analysis of the global crisis in relation to health. It then focuses on the analysis of some aspects of the economic crisis, policy alternatives to mitigate the financial crisis and the identification of health indicators more sensitive to the vagaries of the economy. OBJECTIVE: To propose some basis for analyzing the financial crisis of 2008 and its effects on health in the world. METHODOLOGY: it based on the analysis of the possible effects of the economic crisis on health after consider four essential axes: the conditions of life and health determinants, indicators of socio-demographic and epidemiological changes, the total public expenditure and spending on health and monitoring of policies to mitigate the crisis. CONCLUSION: The first crisis of globalization of the present century will have serious health implications and should lead to rethinking the global economic system based on State control and regulation of the markets. To avoid adverse effects on the environment and health, it is proposed addressing the determinants of global influences, to stimulate public policies that invest in health, boost action in international health legislation, and finally, to establish and implement a crisis system monitoring and its effect on health.
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Protocolo del estudio sobre el efecto de la crisis económica en la mortalidad, la salud reproductiva y las desigualdades en salud en España./ [Study protocol on the effect of the economic crisis on mortality and reproductive health and health inequalities in Spain].

Pérez, Glòria; Gotsens, Mercè; Palència, Laia; Marí-Dell'Olmo, Marc; Domínguez-Berjón, M Felicitas; Rodríguez-Sanz, Maica; Puig, Vanessa; Bartoll, Xavier; Gandarillas, Ana; Martín, Unai; Bacigalupe, Amaia; Díez, Elia; Ruiz, Miguel; Esnaola, Santiago; Calvo, Montserrat; Sánchez, Pablo; Luque Fernández, Miguel Ángel; Borrell, Carme
| Idioma(s): Español
The aim is to present the protocol of the two sub-studies on the effect of the economic crisis on mortality and reproductive health and health inequalities in Spain. Substudy 1: describe the evolution of mortality and reproductive health between 1990 and 2013 through a longitudinal ecological study in the Autonomous Communities. This study will identify changes caused by the economic crisis in trends or reproductive health and mortality indicators using panel data (17 Autonomous Communities per study year) and adjusting Poisson models with random effects variance. Substudy 2: analyse inequalities by socioeconomic deprivation in mortality and reproductive health in several areas of Spain. An ecological study analysing trends in the pre-crisis (1999-2003 and 2004-2008) and crisis (2009-2013) periods will be performed. Random effects models Besag York and Mollié will be adjusted to estimate mortality indicators softened in reproductive health and census tracts.
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A fuzzy set approach to economic crisis, austerity and public health. Part I. European countries' conformity to ideal types during the economic downturn.

Saltkjel, Therese; Ingelsrud, Mari Holm; Dahl, Espen; Halvorsen, Knut
| Idioma(s): Inglés
AIMS: This is the first part of a two-part paper that takes an explorative approach to assess crisis and austerity in European countries during the Great Recession. The ultimate aim of this two-part paper is to explore the "crisis-austerity" thesis by Stuckler and Basu and assess whether it is the interplay between austerity and crisis, rather than the current economic crisis per se, that can led to deterioration in population health. In Part I of this paper we offer one way of operationalizing crisis severity and austerity. We examine countries as specific configurations of crisis and policy responses and classify European countries into "ideal types." METHODS: Cases included were 29 countries participating in the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) surveys. Based on fuzzy set methodology, we constructed two fuzzy sets, "austerity" and "severe crisis." Austerity was measured by changes in welfare generosity; severe crisis was measured by changes in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita growth. RESULTS: In the initial phase of the Great Recession, most countries faced severe crisis combined with no austerity. From 2010-2011 onward, there was a divide between countries. Some countries consistently showed signs of austerity policies (with or without severe crisis); others consistently did not. CONCLUSIONS: The fuzzy set ideal-type analysis shows that the European countries position themselves, by and large, in configurations of crisis and austerity in meaningful ways that allow us to explore the "crisis-austerity" thesis by Stuckler and Basu. This exploration is the undertaking of Part II of this paper.
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A Crise Económica em Médicos do Serviço Nacional de Saúde: Estudo Descritivo das Suas Perceções e Reações em Unidades de Saúde na Região da Grande Lisboa./ [Economic Crisis and Portuguese National Health Service Physicians: Findings from a Descriptive Study of Their Perceptions and Reactions from Health Care Units in the Greater Lisbon Area].

Rego, Inês; Russo, Giuliano; Gonçalves, Luzia; Perelman, Julian; Pita Barros, Pedro
| Idioma(s): Portugués
INTRODUCTION: In Europe, scant scientific evidence exists on the impact of economic crisis on physicians. This study aims at understanding the adjustments made by public sector physicians to the changing conditions, and their perceptions on the market for medical services in the Lisbon metropolitan area. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A random sample of 484 physicians from São José Hospital and health center groups in Cascais and Amadora, to explore their perceptions of the economic crisis, and the changes brought to their workload. This paper provides a descriptive statistical analysis of physicians' responses. RESULTS: In connection to the crisis, our surveyed physicians perceived an increase in demand but a decrease of supply of public health services, as well as an increase in the supply of health services by the private sector. Damaging government policies for the public sector, and the rise of private services and insurance providers were identified as game changers for the sector. Physicians reported a decrease in public remuneration (- 30.5%) and a small increase of public sector hours. A general reduction in living standard was identified as the main adaptation strategy to the crisis. Passion for the profession, its independence and flexibility, were the most frequently mentioned compensating factors. A percentage of 15% of physicians declared considering migration as a possibility for the near future. DISCUSSION: The crisis has brought non-negligible changes to physicians' working conditions and to the wider market for medical services in Portugal. CONCLUSION: The physicians' intrinsic motivation for the professions helped counterbalance salary cuts and deteriorating working conditions.
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The differential impact of the financial crisis on health in Ireland and Greece: a quasi-experimental approach.

Hessel, P; Vandoros, S; Avendano, M
| Idioma(s): Inglés
OBJECTIVES: Greece and Ireland suffered an economic recession of similar magnitude, but whether their health has deteriorated as a result has not yet been well established. STUDY DESIGN: Based on five waves (2006-2010) of the European Union Statistics of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) survey a (DID) approach was implemented that compared trends in self-rated health in Greece and Ireland before and after the crisis with trends in a 'control' population (Poland) that did not experience a recession and had health trends comparable to both countries before the crisis. METHODS: Logistic regression using a (DID) approach. RESULTS: A simple examination of trends suggests that there was no significant change in health in Greece or Ireland following the onset of the financial crisis. However, DID estimates that incorporated a control population suggest an increase in the prevalence of poor self-rated health in Greece (OR = 1.216; CI = 1.11-1.32). Effects were most pronounced for older individuals and those living in high-density areas, but effects in Greece were overwhelmingly consistent in different population sub-groups. In contrast, DID estimates revealed no effect of the financial crisis on the prevalence of poor self-rated health in Ireland (OR = 0.97; CI = 0.81-1.16). CONCLUSIONS: DID estimates suggest that the financial crisis led to higher prevalence of reporting poor health in Greece but not in Ireland. Although the research design does not allow the authors to directly assess the role of specific policies, contextual factors including policy responses may have contributed to the different effect of the crisis on the health of the two countries.
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The global financial crisis and health equity: early experiences from Canada.

Ruckert, Arne; Labonté, Ronald
| Idioma(s): Inglés
BACKGROUND: It is widely acknowledged that austerity measures in the wake of the global financial crisis are starting to undermine population health results. Yet, few research studies have focused on the ways in which the financial crisis and the ensuing 'Great Recession' have affected health equity, especially through their impact on social determinants of health; neither has much attention been given to the health consequences of the fiscal austerity regime that quickly followed a brief period of counter-cyclical government spending for bank bailouts and economic stimulus. Canada has not remained insulated from these developments, despite its relative success in maneuvering the global financial crisis. METHODS: The study draws on three sources of evidence: A series of semi-structured interviews in Ottawa and Toronto, with key informants selected on the basis of their expertise (n = 12); an analysis of recent (2012) Canadian and Ontario budgetary impacts on social determinants of health; and documentation of trend data on key social health determinants pre- and post the financial crisis. RESULTS: The findings suggest that health equity is primarily impacted through two main pathways related to the global financial crisis: austerity budgets and associated program cutbacks in areas crucial to addressing the inequitable distribution of social determinants of health, including social assistance, housing, and education; and the qualitative transformation of labor markets, with precarious forms of employment expanding rapidly in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Preliminary evidence suggests that these tendencies will lead to a further deepening of existing health inequities, unless counter-acted through a change in policy direction. CONCLUSIONS: This article documents some of the effects of financial crisis and severe economic decline on health equity in Canada. However, more research is necessary to study policy choices that could mitigate this effect. Since the policy response to a similar set of economic shocks has globally varied and led to differential health and health equity outcomes, comparative studies are now possible to assess the successes and failures of specific policy responses. This raises the question of what types of public policy can mitigate against the negative health equity effects of severe economic recessions.
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Consequences of the Economic Crisis on Health and Health Care Systems.

García-Gómez, Pilar; Jiménez-Martín, Sergi; Labeaga, José María
| Idioma(s): Inglés
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