Abstract for: Difficulty accessing health care services in Colombia.

The difficulty accessing health care services in Colombia involves actors from two different worlds: The Health Care System (HCS) and the judicial branch. The variety of their interests, languages and conceptions gives rise to interesting and counterintuitive dynamics which increase the complexity of this problem. A deep understanding of these subtle interactions and their consequences, in terms of time, money and justice, should be the first step towards the design of effective solutions and successful policies.