San Jose, Nov. 22 (EFE) .- The Government of Costa Rica was "satisfied" with the evaluation carried out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of the Costa Rican health, according to an official statement.
The OECD today launched the publication "Review of the Health System: Costa Rica", a document that corresponds to the results of the evaluation. carried out in the country in the field of health, by the Organization, within the framework of Costa Rica's accession process.
"The Report highlights the soundness of its institutions through the time and throughout the national territory, which has allowed a strengthening of the primary health care system and a high coverage with respect to the total population, "says the note.
Among the issues to improve, the report points to the strengthening of governance of the system through accountability for results; performance management; specific for the health of people, among others.
Karen Mayorga, Minister of Health of Costa Rica, was pleased with the OECD's recognition of the health system Costa Rican "forged under the pillars of universality, solidarity and equity," he says.
"This represents the opportunity to have a look that, with its sharpness allows us to see with other lenses, those spaces in which we must work so that our population enjoys better health. of the levels of health that make our system one comparable to that of the OECD countries, "he says.
" However, "he adds," we must continue working on efficiency and continuous improvement. of our system ", and highlights the importance of an agency of such high technical level identifying opportunities for improvement in which the country should pay attention.
For its part, Alexander Mora, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica and coordinator of the accession process, says in the statement that "this report is key to decisively addressing those challenges that our health system currently faces. "
" It is for this reason that having the OECD as a partner in this process is essential to guide our path towards better practices that guarantee a better quality and greater coverage of our health services for the entire Costa Rican population, "he concludes.
Costa Rica began its formal entry process OECD in 2015. As part of these actions, the country is being evaluated by 22 technical committees of the Organization.
The OECD's mission is the promotion of targeted policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.