Two pager: Room for improvement: Performance of public hospitals in four LAC health systems
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Hospitals are a key component of health systems and health spending in Latin America and the Caribbean. Across the region, hospital care already accounts for about 1/3 of total health spending and it is expected to increase in absolute and relative terms as populations age and medical technology improves. The public sector has a substantial role in providing and paying for hospital services, through ownership and management of public hospitals and through public insurance schemes