Rationalizing Mongolia’s Hospital Services: Experiences, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions

Publication | August 2021

This paper describes the hospital sector in Mongolia along with reforms and results achieved, challenges that remain, and ongoing and future directions for ADB support to better respond to the needs of the people.

Before the 1990s, Mongolia had a health care system that largely depended on hospital-based services characterized by the extensive use of an excessive number of acute beds, a large number of medically unjustified admissions, and lengthy hospital stays. In the early 1990s, the Government of Mongolia started socioeconomic reforms as part of the transition to a market economy. Since then, ADB has been supporting health sector reforms in the country.


  • Executive Summary
  • Need for Rationalization of Hospitals
  • ADB Support for Rationalization of Hospital Services
  • Results Achieved in the Rationalization of Mongolia’s Hospital Sector
  • Challenges and Lessons Learned
  • Future Directions
  • Conclusions

Additional Details

  • Health
  • Health system development
  • Health sector development and reform
  • Mongolia
  • 26
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS210305-2

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