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Evaluación de Equidad en el Acceso a los Servicios de Salud de la Población Chilena: Desarrollo de un Instrumento para la Gestión Territorial de Salud

Project Information

Chile's health guarantees approach to providing universal coverage for quality health care in a mixed health system has generated interest among researchers and policymakers globally. The program, called AUGE, is based on legally enforceable rights and explicit benefits related to an expanding list of priority health conditions, which covered 56 problems in 2009, representing 75% of the burden of disease.  Our project assesses social inequalities in health indicators before and after AUGE was implemented.  

Project Date: 
2011-07-01 - 2013-06-30
Type of Project: 
Research Area: 
Health Research
Sub-Research Area: 
Population health
Funding Source: 
Other Funding Source: 



McGill University Project Leader Information

Project Leader: 

Jay Kaufman

Primary Position

Faculty of Medicine
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Other Institute: 
McGill Centre on Population Dynamics
Research Interests: 
Social determinants of health, health disparities, methods for population research, causal inference, inequalities, evaluation of interventions.

Jay S. Kaufman holds a doctorate in epidemiologic science from the University of Michigan (1995). After a post-doctoral position at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) from 1995-1997, he was Medical Epidemiologist at Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC) from 1997 to 1999. From 1999 through 2008 he held positions as Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health at Chapel Hill before leaving for his current position as Professor and Canada Research Chair in Health Disparities in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University (Montreal, QC). He is also currently appointed as Visiting Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Chile, Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health (Ann Arbor, MI), and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC). Dr. Kaufman's work focuses on social epidemiology, analytic methodology, causal inference and on a variety of health outcomes including reproductive, cardiovascular, psychiatric and infectious diseases. He is an editor at the journal “Epidemiology” and an associate editor at “American Journal of Epidemiology”. With J. Michael Oakes he is the co-editor of the textbook “Methods in Social Epidemiology”. Dr. Kaufman has taught epidemiologic methods in doctoral level courses at UNC and McGill, and in international short-courses in Germany, France, and Chile. He has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals.