Guatemala Hospital Demographics 2016 – The largest average hospitals in Central America

Guatemala is an average sized hospital market in number of institutions, but whose hospitals are larger than its Central American peers.  The country is host to 148 hospitals – on par with other Central American markets; with each hospital having an average of 34 beds – the highest amongst Central American peers.

  • Number of hospitals: 148
  • Number of hospital beds per hospital (average): 34
  • Operating rooms per hospital (average): 1.7

Penetration of:

  • Ventilators: 149%
  • Infusion pumps: 559%
  • MRI: 3%
  • PET: <1%
  • PACS: 5%
  • Ultrasound: 86%

Procedure types:

  • Ambulatory: 83%
  • Hospitalization: 17%


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Mariana Romero
Mariana is a Senior Account Manager for Global Health Intelligence and has been a key component of the company since day one. As part of her functions, Mariana assesses clients’ market intelligence solutions and methodologies that will drive ROI decisions. Mariana also oversees primary and secondary research efforts, with a principal focus on capital equipment, medical devices, procedure and epidemiological trends, market activity, hospital data and competitive analysis across emerging markets. Additionally, Mariana leads GHI’s marketing, communication and PR activities.
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