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ROMAN A, Oscar  and  MUNOZ C, Félix. A critical appraisal to "AUGE" health plan in Chile. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2008, vol.136, n.12, pp.1599-1603. ISSN 0034-9887.

The health reform in Chile established a health plan callee! AUGE that guarantees an access to diagnosis and treatment of certain specifie diseases within a time frame that must be respected. This article reviews and analyzes the general provisions of this plan and its management of values. Aspects that were implemented by the reform are discussed, especially those that refer to direct care of the population. The positive and negative aspects of the reform are balancea and are contrasted with eventual changes that should be made from an ethicalpointofview.

Keywords : Health care reform; Health policy; Public health.

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