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How can we improve the healthcare system?
- Collect Data and Analyze Patient Outcomes. If you can’t measure it, then you can’t manage it.
- Set Goals and Commit to Ongoing Evaluation.
- Improve Access to Care.
- Focus on Patient Engagement.
- Connect and Collaborate With Other Organizations.
What is wrong with Mexico’s healthcare system? Mexico’s healthcare system is underfunded and inadequately organized to meet the needs of its population in light of increasing longevity and the growing challenges created by the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
How good is Mexico’s healthcare system? A study published this year in The Lancet found that Mexico’s Healthcare Access and Quality Index rating rose from 49.2 in 1990 to 62.6 in 2015. This 100-point scale is a measure of citizens’ access to quality healthcare.
What is the biggest health issue in Mexico? The major health concern in Mexico is Obesity. In Mexico, 32.4% of the population is obese, making it the country with the 2nd highest prevalence of obesity, behind the US. The country also has the highest prevalence of diabetes in the OECD, with 15.9% of the population having diabetes.