Table 1

Structure and population characteristics of health institutions in Mexico

Mexican Institute of Social Security

Ministry of Health


Population

Formal sector workers and their families

People without formal employment contracts, or unemployed and the rural population

Organization

Centralize

Decentralize

Drug acquisition, laboratory and screening tests

Covered by the social insurance

Covered partially by the insurance + out of pocket payments

Medical doctors

1.4 per 1000 habitants

1.3 per 1000 habitants

Nurses

2.0 per 1000 habitants

1.7 per 1000 habitants


Doubova et al. BMC Women's Health 2011 11:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-11-6

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