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Monitoring Health System Performance in Peru

Data and Statistics

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Peru has seen great progress towards the goal of providing universal health coverage to its population but still faces structural barriers to provide accessible and quality care . At the same time, Peru is going through a demographic and epidemiological transition, with an increasing disease burden from non-communicable diseases, with significant increases in cancer, CVD and diabetes, especially in urban areas. Measuring how the Peruvian health system is responding to these challenges requires a solid set of health sector statistics and indicators, underpinned by a robust health information system. The breadth and depth of data must be relevant and applicable to decision making at all levels of the health system, both to respond to national policy needs as well as comparing Peru in a regional and global context. This report assesses the status and availability of Peru’s routinely reported health sector data and statistics as well as the underlying data infrastructure. The report provides a set of recommendations to improve the health information system and to strengthen data coverage and comparability as Peru’s health care system develops.

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Health care activities in Peru

Effective monitoring of health activities is needed to verify that resources are used efficiently and health interventions match stated priorities and goals. Ensuring adequate financing of the health system relies on the degree of activities being performed within the health care system. Activities are also a measure of health outputs, which in turn are used to measure outcomes. A thorough and nationally comparable record of activities enables policy makers to identify challenges and improve the quality and efficiency of a health system.

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