Understanding the Columbian Health Care Market
By Xcenda |
HTA QUARTERLY | SUMMER 2017
Colombia: A Unique Universal Healthcare Model in Latin America
Structure of the Healthcare System
Implications and Consequences of Colombia’s Healthcare Reform
Reimbursement of Pharmaceuticals
Health Technology Assessment in Colombia
- As a recently identified OECD regional leader in healthcare, attention on the impact of Colombia’s reform can be expected to increase in importance across Latin America.
- There is an evident distinction between the recent LES regulation guaranteeing universal healthcare in Colombia and the ability for its citizens to attain access to care. That is, the potential benefits afforded by the availability of universal healthcare have likely not yet been realized to the full potential, particularly in rural and poor communities.References
- While health-related spending has necessarily increased with the introduction of reforms, spending is likely to continue to rise, along with increasing healthcare resource use, as “material”5 access to care improves.
- IETS has been created recently and is gaining momentum in the Latin American region; however, how it operates is not yet completely transparent.
- Future strategies to control healthcare spending may reasonably include value-based pricing schemes introduced and managed by IETS after regulatory approval.
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