Chilean medical devices market grew 3% in 2001:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Chilean medical equipment market was worth an estimated $265 million in 2001, up 3% on 2000. Analysts expect the industry to grow by a further 3-5% per annum over the next few years, reports Canning House, the London-UK based promoters of trade with Latin America. Healthcare expenditure is thought to have totalled some $2.1 billion, of which $850 million was from public funds. Chile spends some 7% of GDP on healthcare. The national health service, SNSS, serves some 70% of the population.