Experts say that surgical robots or robot doctors will be conducting one in three operations in the US in the next five years. The surgical robots are estimated to multiply two folds by 2021, with surgeons guiding mechanical them on comp…
BMI View: Chile's healthcare reform and sector investment will continue to expand the role of the state in
the provision of health services and medicines. The stable political and economic outlook in Chile provides
a solid foundation for the government to launch assistance programmes such as the 'People's Pharmacy' to
improve patients' access to innovative medicines. It will also boost volume sales for multinational
drugmakers in Chile.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Pharmaceuticals: From CLP2.2trn (USD3.3bn) in 2015 to CLP2.4trn (USD3.5bn) in 2016; +8.6% in local
currency terms and +5.3% in US dollar terms. Forecast unchanged from last quarter.
Healthcare: From CLP12.7trn (USD19.4bn) in 2015 to CLP14.0trn (USD20.7bn) in 2016; +10.1% rise in
local currency terms and +6.8% in US dollar terms. Forecast unchanged from last quarter.