Key words


Theoretic &



Health care

Coverage and quality

Patient’s biological characteristics, behaviors and preferences


Non-western medicine

Donabedian, A. (1980) Explorations in Quality Assessment and Monitoring Vol. 1. The Definition of Quality and Approaches to Its Assessment. Health Administration Press, Ann Arbor.

Donabedian, A. (1988) The Quality of Care. How Can It Be Assessed? JAMA, 260, 1743-1748.

Donabedian Wu, J.K. (1994) Two Problems of Computer Mechanics Program System. In: Proceedings of Finite Element Analysis and CAD, Peking University Press, Beijing, 9-15.

Mitchell, P.H., Ferketich, S., Jennings, B.M., American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel on Quality Health Care (2007) Quality Health Outcomes Model. Nursing Scholarship, 30, 43-46.

Context of Latin America

Latin America

Almeida, C.M. (2005) Reform of the State and of the Health Sector in Latin America. In: Minayo, M.C.S. and Coimbra, C.E.A.J., Eds., Acting Critiques: Human and Social Sciences in Health in Latin America, FIOCRUZ, Rìo de Janeiro.


Londoño, J.L. and Frenk, J. (1997) Structural Pluralism: Towards an Innovative Model for Health System Reform in Latin America. Health Policy, 41, 1-36.


Paim, J., Travassos, C., Almeida, C., Bahia, L. and Macinko, J. (9779) The Brazilian Health System: History, Advances, and Challenges. The Lancet, 377, 1778-1797.


Fleury, A.S. (2001) Universal, Plural or Dual? Models and Challenges in Health Attention in Latin America. Interamerican Development Bank, Washington DC.

Latin America

Cavangero, E., Almeida, G., Seely, E.S. and Marinho, F. (2015) Setting the Context for Universal Health Coverage Reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean. In: Dmytraczenko, T. and Almeida, G., Eds., Toward Universal Health Coverage and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Evidence from Selected Countries Tania Dmytraczenko and Gisele Almeida, Editors World Bank, Pan American Organization, World Health Organization, Chapter 3, 19-52.


Correlations &

Principal Components

Duterman, G.H. (1989) Principal Components Analysis. Series Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. Sage University Papers, Indore.



WHO (2012) World Health Statistics.

WHO (2009) Health Worldforce, Infrastructure, Health Medicines. World Health Statistics.

World Bank

World Bank (2019) Data Indicators.