Healthcare Systems in the Western Hemisphere: Education and Accreditation Standards
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Because doctors and nurses are crucial to health systems, it is important that they are well educated and maintain their understanding and practice of medicine before they work with patients. In the United States, accrediting agencies ensure that doctors and nurses are up to date with their licensing and accreditation. However, many countries in Latin America have differences in licensing procedures that affect the quality of healthcare and thus the well-being of the nation.