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DOMINGUEZ GOMEZ, José Andrés  and  GARCIA NAVARRO, Begoña. Age, dependency and socio-sanitary consequences. Gerokomos [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.1, pp.13-19. ISSN 1134-928X.

The use of health resources is conditioned by several factors, that are not considered by health system. It is necesary to consider that factors in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness, prevention, care and population health. This is especially important in a sociological and demographic context in which elderly and very elderly population is getting more and more importance. This fact, and its consequences, raise key issues not only in terms of efficiency and effectiveness of the health system, but also at the level of values and social rights.

Keywords : Health Planning; dependence; efficiency; civil rights; socioeconomic factors; social change.

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