Beyond managing healthcare risks: the health-promoting hospital initiative in Mexico

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Sep;1076:624-7. doi: 10.1196/annals.1371.051.


The hospital industry is unique for having within it "customers" exposed to a complex mix of risks. A model is proposed that combines both the risk assessment and the promoting hospital models. This model acts in three stages: exposure elimination and protection, health aptitudes and culture, and hospital population action, and includes specific operations that can be tracked through specific effectiveness factors. Being tested in a small community hospital, there is an opportunity to apply it within the current Mexican Health reform that moves the financial risk from the patient to the provider and thus may support health promotion.

MeSH terms

  • Environmental Exposure
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Hospitals, Community / organization & administration*
  • Mexico
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management / organization & administration*