Health at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020
Health at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 presents key indicators on
health and health systems in 33 Latin America and the Caribbean countries. This first
Health at a Glance publication to cover the Latin America and the Caribbean region
was prepared jointly by OECD and the World Bank. Analysis is based on the latest comparable
data across almost 100 indicators including equity, health status, determinants of
health, health care resources and utilisation, health expenditure and financing, and
quality of care. The editorial discusses the main challenges for the region brought
by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as managing the outbreak as well as mobilising adequate
resources and using them efficiently to ensure an effective response to the epidemic.
An initial chapter summarises the comparative performance of countries before the
crisis, followed by a special chapter about addressing wasteful health spending that
is either ineffective or does not lead to improvement in health outcomes so that to
direct saved resources where they are urgently needed.
Published on June 16, 2020Also available in: Spanish