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What did Guatemala do to address its healthcare issues? The Peace Accords, which were signed in 1996, called for a change in health provision goals. In 1997, the MOH established a program called the Expansion of Coverage Program (PEC), which worked to improve the availability of health and nutrition services to young children and women in rural areas of Guatemala.
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.
Does Guatemala have a good healthcare system? For far too many citizens living in Guatemala, healthcare is not feasible and the results of this are catastrophic. Guatemala has the fourth-highest rate of malnutrition, and although the Guatemalan constitution guarantees healthcare, many fail to access the care that they need.
What do Guatemalans think about their health care system? The public healthcare system in Guatemala is bad, to be very honest. Many reports exist underscoring the inefficiency of public healthcare in Guatemala. Even though the medical attention itself is free, the government doesn’t guarantee it will be of any quality.