Deep dive into the Healthcare System and Medical Device Market in Argentina - report incl. surgical procedures

Dec 31, 2015, 10:28 ET from ReportBuyer

LONDON, Dec. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This TforG report includes the Surgical Procedures Database with 620 surgical interventions, reported by the ICD-9 coding system in Argentina. To add context to the surgical procedure volumes, the report provides written and numerical analysis on the current trends, size, changes and dynamics of the local markets. In addition, the latest reforms of the local Healthcare system are clearly outlined.

The report helps businesses gain a unique insight into the socio-economic dynamics until 2015, and helps analyze how they affect healthcare systems and their evolution. It can serve as an essential tool for sales, marketing, R&D and business managers with industry related interests.

Four chapters cover the numerical and written analysis for the following topics: Economic Outlook (38 Key industry indicators), The Healthcare System (HC system structures), Reforms (restructuring, re-engineering or austerity efforts) and the Healthcare Market (Capital Equipment, Medical Devices, Disposables and Pharmaceuticals).

The report includes 620 surgical interventions (in pdf format), reported by the ICD-9 international coding system in 13 specialisms, with data for three years: last year's actuals (2014), one year of historical data, and one year of forecast. The specialisms included are: Cardiology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, OBGYN, Endocrinology, Plastic, General, Thoracic, Hemic and Lymphatic system, Oncology.

Economic Outlook:
- In spite of the forecasted acceleration in the global economy, for Argentina, the economic growth is expected to slow down in 2015 and make a slight recuperation to growth in 2016.
- The economic slow-down can be attributed to a variety of factors including a steep decline in private consumption, a decline in export activity and a negative growth in investments.
- The latest data shows that Argentina's economy expanded by 2 percent in 2014 and that it will continue to expand at a rate of 2.2 percent in 2015.
- Unemployment is at about 7 percent and rising.
- Inflation in Argentina is high and has resulted in a drain on foreign exchange reserves and a gap between official and market exchange rates.

The Healthcare System:
- The Ministry of Health (MoH) is responsible for public health service management at a very high level, while provinces retain much freedom in the management of their own financing, administration and policies implemented in hospitals and clinics.
- Healthcare expenditures in Argentina were around € 40 bln in 2014-15 or around 8.5 percent of the GDP.
- The healthcare expenditures increase by around 0.7 percent each year.
- About 69 percent is funded publically, while the latter 31 percent comes from private health insurance and patient contributions.

Current and future reforms are centered on addressing the following challenges:
-Changing Demographics and Increased Incidence in Chronic Diseases
-Lack of Integration: Outdated Protocols and Long Waiting Lists
-Inequalities in Accessibility and Quality of Care
-Cost Management
-Deterioration of Public Structures and Outdated Technologies and Treatments

The Markets:
- Despite the delicate economic situation and the decreased availability of funds, there are still opportunities for investment in Argentina's healthcare system driven by increased demand.
The medical equipment and devices market was worth approximately € 1.4 bln in 2012 and it is expected to reach about € 2 bln by 2020.

Country Overview:
Includes tables centralizing all relevant data on socio-demographics, macroeconomics and national Healthcare.

National Care Provision data:
Provides an overview of the Healthcare demographics: Nation Care provision data, Intensive Care units, Operating rooms, Emergency Rooms, Hospital services, Healthcare professionals.

Reasons to buy:
- Accurate analysis of trends, opportunities and challenges of the economy and healthcare industry
- Relevant healthcare reforms
- Written and numerical analysis on important healthcare indicators (eg.: acute care data, critical care data, anesthesia data, emergency data, healthcare professionals)
- Regularly updates, at least once year
- Every update published by TforG within 6 months after your purchase will be made available to you
- Global coverage, available for + 40 countries
- Surgical Procedure Volumes section incl. 620 ICD9 coded procedure volumes for five years: last year's actuals (2014) (2014) (2014), three years of historical data, and two years of forecast
- Actionable information to capture size, trends and potential of the market

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