Countries that invested the most in medical equipment during and after the pandemicRemoving your medical imaging equipment can be tricky, so you must plan for the unexpected. If your facility cannot manage to close for the de-installment of the equipment, you will need to think about how to solve any issue that can come up. This means planning for patient access and circulation during low peak hours of your facility. If your MRI machine de-installation requires you to demolish walls and doors, you will need to plan for closing for at least a couple of weeks. Planning ahead can save you time, money, and stress overall.
Brazil: The market here was among the most robust in Latin America in terms of capital investment between 2020 and 2021. In 2022, as a result of political problems and the change of administration, all investments fell. In 2023 and 2024, infrastructure and capital throughout the country is expected to see renewed growth under the new administration.
Argentina: Its purchasing strategy has been the same for all three years, as its level of investment was 8.7% during the pandemic, 8.8% in 2021, and close to 11% in 2022.
Colombia and Chile: Like Argentina, Colombia has kept to the same investment strategy. Chile, on the other hand, has always stood out as one the most advanced countries, especially in terms of technology, and 2022 was no exception, as it continued at the forefront with its infrastructure. In fact Chile is the only country in Latin America whose hospitals are comparable with those of the United States in terms of size. Hospitals in Latin America are generally small, and Chile has between 120 and 140 beds per hospital, compared to the Latin American average of 46 beds.