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Panama Salud Mesoamérica Initiative Second Follow-Up Health Facility Survey 2018


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Panama (PAN)
Emberá-Wounaan, Guna Yala
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2018 - 07/2018
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Salud Mesoamérica Initiative (SMI) is a regional public-private partnership that brings together Mesoamerican governments, private foundations and bilateral and multilateral donors with the purpose of reducing health inequalities affecting the poorest 20 percent of the population in the region. The SMI health facility survey is designed to assess facility conditions, evaluate service provision and utilization, and measure quality of care. Patient medical records are examined to evaluate facilities’ treatment practices retrospectively over the course of the evaluation period. Health facility data collection aims to capture changes produced by interventions at the level of the health services access point, which may foretell changes in population health outcomes.