Value-based Healthcare in Latin America: a survey of 70 healthcare provider organisations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico

04 May 2022

A new report on Value-Based Health Care in Latin America.

VBHC aims to address the escalating costs of health services, whilst retaining quality of care. Such challenges are even bigger for Latin American countries where increasing rates of chronic noncommunicable diseases are combined with endemic and emerging diseases and, despite the positive effects of a series of health system reforms implemented in the last three decades, great disparities remain in terms of access to effective health services.

A previous national-level survey in Latin Americal countries has shown that these health systems were in the early stages of alignment with VBHC. However, data at the healthcare provider organisations (HPOs) level is lacking. Therefore, this study aim was to investigate how HPOs in five Latin American countries are implementing VBHC.

Here are the meanings of “Value-Based Health Care” for the participating healthcare provider organisations:

Overall, VBHC implementation is challenging particularly in Latin American countries where access to care is still a major issue. A wide variation in the definition and level of VBHC implementation exists across organisations. However, these countries are taking significant steps towards VBHC.



Marcia Makdisse, Pedro Ramos, Daniel Malheiro, Marcelo Katz, Luisa Novoa, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Jose Henrique Germann Ferreira, Sidney Klajner