Decentralization Of Primary Care Does Affect Diabetes Mellitus
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Flavia Mori Sarti is currently professor and researcher in Health Economics at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of Sao Paulo. Research interests include public policies of health and nutrition, health technology assessment, and evaluation of health programs.

                       

Decentralization Of Primary Care Does Affect Diabetes Mellitus

The provision of primary healthcare is based on the delivery of basic care and the dissemination of prevention practices to the population. In Brazil, a typical developing country characterized by the double burden of disease (coexistence of communicable and non-communicable diseases, NCD), the quest to provide universal health care financed by the government and free for all individuals nowadays faces the challenges of the ongoing demographic transition and huge health inequalities at individual-social-regional levels. Thus, the focus on primary healthcare...

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