Crisis ordinaria: atención oncológica, tutela y externalización de la ética en la Colombia neoliberal


In this paper I analyze how EPSs financial innerworkings and the massive use of tutela have transformed the national health care crisis into a protracted and ordinary event in neoliberal Colombia. To do so, I build on ethnographic research conducted during 2011-2012 with low-income cancer patients, physicians and EPS’s representatives in the city of Cali. I argue that “anti-crisis” mechanisms such as tutela have paradoxically created the financial and ethical conditions that allow EPSs to systematically delay the provision of “high-cost’” treatments.

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Camilo Sanz, Universidad de Indianapolis

Profesor Asistente. Antropología PhD. University of Indianapolis. Departamento de Antropología


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