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Health at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2023

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This second edition of Health at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean, prepared jointly by OECD and the World Bank, presents a set of key indicators of health status, determinants of health, healthcare resources and utilisation, healthcare expenditure and financing, quality of care, health workforce, and ageing across 33 Latin America and the Caribbean countries. Each of the indicators is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries, and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicators and any limitations in data comparability. This edition of Health at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean also provides thematic analyses on two key topics for building more resilient health in the LAC region: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LAC healthcare systems, and climate change and health.

English Also available in: Portuguese

Doctors

Physicians, including general and specialist practitioners, comprise a central component of the health workforce and the improvement of health outcomes. In all levels of care, doctors provide curative and preventive care to patients and provide an essential touchpoint for access to other parts of the health system. Primary healthcare is a particularly vital part of healthcare delivery in Latin America and the Caribbean and is undergoing rapid change: as resourcing needs grow, and complex care becomes more prevalent around the world, novel organisational models of primary care are adjusting towards integrated, team-based systems (OECD, 2020[1]).

English Also available in: Portuguese

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