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Understanding Mexico's Regional Healthcare Markets

Published 23 April 2014

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Understanding Mexico's Regional Healthcare Markets

BMI View: On the back of a strong macroeconomic outlook for Mexico, we expect the country's healthcare service s in both the public and private sectors to improve. However, persistent shortcomings in the allocation of healthcare funds at state level and the uneven distribution of healthcare resources in the country remain major issues . In this report, w e analyse how economic, demographic and other factors shape the provision of healthcare across the country , and highlight the opportunities and risks in the development of Mexico's healthcare sector.

As one of the most developed countries in Latin America, Mexico's healthcare expenditure is relatively low in comparison with its regional peers in terms of per capita spending and as a percentage of GDP. However, healthcare in Mexico has improved significantly in recent years. Launched in 2003, its national health insurance programme, Seguro Popular, provides health insurance coverage for those who were not already covered by another programme. Since the launch of the programme, Seguro Popular has improved access to healthcare services and reduced the prevalence of catastrophic, impoverishing healthcare expenditure - especially for the low income group.

Although the programme guarantees access to over 250 medical interventions, including all services provided in ambulatory clinics and general hospitals, currently its budget for each patient is only around USD200 per year. BMI believes the country's below-average healthcare as a percentage of GDP (6.0%, compared with around 20% in more developed markets) leaves significant growth opportunities for both public and private healthcare providers. On the back of promising macroeconomic growth prospects and regular improvements to the Seguro Popular programme, public healthcare expenditure in Mexico is set to increase steadily.

We note that persistent shortcomings remain in the allocation of healthcare funds at state level. A key weakness of Seguro Popular...

Espicom’s Understanding Mexico's Regional Healthcare Markets Report allows you to explore Mexico’s regional markets by giving you a practical evaluation of opportunity and risk at the under-appreciated sub-national level.

Rich in statistics, charts and maps, this is the one report you need to fully appreciate the Mexico’s diverse regional health environments in the context of neighbouring provinces/states/territories and the national picture.

Written in association with Business Monitor International, this unique report uses data sourced in-house, providing analysis and forecasts from our experts covering key areas such as:

  • Healthcare Expenditure
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Healthcare Personnel
  • Demographics
  • Economic Activity

Published by Espicom - experts in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and healthcare field for over 30 years, Espicom’s Understanding Mexico's Regional Healthcare Markets Report brings together a range of often difficult to source information in one single, convenient and comprehensive publication.

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