In the field of health and medical care, Argentina compares favorably with other Latin American countries. (From: National Encyclopedia, US)
COSTS OF MEDICAL TREATMENTS IN ARGENTINA
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Some information on Argentinian Health Situation
National health policy is determined by the Department of Public Health, an agency of the Ministry of Social Welfare. In 1998 Argentina had an estimated 108,800 physicians, 28,900 dentists, 15,300 pharmacists, 29,000 nurses, and 11,100 medical technicians. There were an estimated 2.7 doctors per 1,000 people as of 1999. Nutritional requirements are comfortably met and, in 2000, 79% of the population had access to safe drinking water and 85% had adequate sanitation. Health and medical services for workers are provided by clinics of unions, and employers are usually required to provide free medical and pharmaceutical care for injured workers. In Argentina the private sector plays a role in the provision of health services, ensuring social security through organizations called Obras Sociales. Funding for health services comes from employee payroll taxes and contributions.