This TforG Healthcare Scan for the United States includes numerical and written analysis on the socioeconomic and macroeconomic context and outlook, the healthcare system, and the latest healthcare reforms. Moreover, an extensive chapter is dedicated to the markets for capital equipment, medical devices, disposables and pharmaceuticals. It also covers 1,000 surgical procedures, reported by the ICD9 coding system in 13 specialisms.
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- Compared to other Latin American countries, public spending places Chile on the high end, along with
Brazil and Argentina. Chilean healthcare expenditures represent about 7.2 percent of the GDP.
- Chile’s economic growth plateaued in 2013 and is projected to remain weak in 2014. A gradual pick up
is expected in 2015, putting Chile back to growth by the end of the year.
- Drivers of the 2015 return to growth include increases in investment and exports, which will benefit from exchange rate depreciation.
- Exports account for approximately one-third of the GDP, with commodities accounting for about three quarters of total exports.
The Healthcare System:
- The Chilean healthcare system is divided in to two parts:
- A private health insurance system (i.e. ISAPRES), originally created to function in parallel to the public system and be the predominant choice.
- The National Health Fund (FONASA), a public agency created to collect and manage the
resources coming from the government’s health budget and employee contributions (for those
who chose to remain in the public health system). FONASA also covers those who cannot afford
to use ISAPRES.
- Although many hospitals are equipped with the latest technologies and fine medical staff, others are underfinanced and do not offer the same quality of care.
- Healthcare reform goals include:
- Greater public-private healthcare equality
- Self-managed public hospitals
- Diminish the Shortages in Healthcare Professionals
- Improve, standardize and restore the health sector infrastructure
- Strengthen the Financial Sector
- The total healthcare market in Chile was worth over € 605 m in 2014 and projections show a CAGR of over 10 percent annually through 2017.
- The Chilean healthcare market is small compared to other developing countries (e.g. Brazil) and it is therefore not surprising that many local firms have begun regional expansion projects with countries like Peru and Colombia.
- Factors such as macro-economic stability and an ever increasing integration with international markets has earned Chile an A+ credit rating (no other country in South America has this merit).
Includes tables centralizing all relevant data on socio-demographics, macroeconomics and national Healthcare.
National Care Provision data:
Provides an overview of the Healthcare demographics: Nation Care provision data, Intensive Care units, Operating rooms, Emergency Rooms, Hospital services, Healthcare professionals.
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