According to a hospital ranking carried out in 2021 and based on seven different dimensions, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein was considered the hospital with the highest care quality in Latin America. Located in São Paulo - Brazil, this health institution reached a quality index score of 95.73. Clínica Alemana, located in Santiago de Chile - Chile, ranked second, with a score of 83.11.
Latin American hospitals and their capacity to host patients
When it comes to hosting patients, hospitals Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre located in Brazil, and Sanatorio Guemes based in Argentina, ranked among the leading hospitals in Latin America as of 2022. It was estimated that Brazil and Argentina were the two Latin American countries with the highest number of hospital beds in the region in 2020, with more than 448 thousand and 234 thousand hospital beds, respectively.
Public opinion on healthcare quality
It was also Argentina that had the highest share of satisfied patients among a selection of countries in Latin America according to a 2022 survey, with 55 percent of interviewees stating they had accessed a good or very good healthcare service. Colombian patients followed, with nearly four out of ten people satisfied with the healthcare received. Accordingly, a recent study estimated that nearly half of the population in Argentina and Colombia distrusted the healthcare system, with approximately 47 percent and 50 percent of respondents claiming they trust the health systems in their respective countries.
Leading hospitals in Latin America in 2021, by quality
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