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Table 4 Formal bases of the NRfHS in analyzed countries

From: National research for health systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: moving towards the right direction?

Country Governance Specific policy Laws and regulations Priorities
Argentina Yes No Yes Yes
Brazil Yes Yes Yes Yes
Costa Rica Yes Under development Yes Yes
Dominican Republic Yes Pending approval Pending approval No
Ecuador Yes Yes Under development Yes
Guatemala Yes No Yes Yes
Honduras No No No No
Mexico Yes Governmental agreement Yes No
Panama No No Yes No
Paraguay Under implementation Approved, under implementation Under implementation Yes
Peru Yes No Yes Yes
Uruguay No No No No
Caribbean Health Research Council Yes Yes No Yes
  1. Source: Applied surveys.