Mexican Hospital Statistics

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 13:24

Much of Mexico ́s population will wait before seeking medical care for an ailment. Many do not visit primary points of care at the first sign of illness or practice adequate prevention, putting a heavy burden on the country’s hospital infrastructure. There are 3,820 public and private hospitals in Mexico, giving it the second most hospitals in Latin America behind the 6,954 hospitals in Brazil. Twenty-nine percent of these hospitals perform over 200 procedures per year and on average, 270 procedures are conducted per hospital per year.