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      An Assessment of Equity in the Brazilian Healthcare System: Redistribution of Healthcare Professionals to Address Inequities in Remote and Rural Healthcare

      Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

      Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

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          This document provides an in-depth assessment of Brazil’s healthcare system with specific emphasis on the characteristics that shape the distribution of providers across the country. The drastic differences in the ratio of providers between the public and private sectors, alongside an even bigger distinction between available providers in rural and urban areas presents a hindrance to Brazil’s premise of equal access to care for all. This document also presents three proven solutions that can successfully redistribute healthcare professionals (physicians in particular), in favor of Brazils remote vulnerable communities and rural regions. These proven recommendations include (1) the use of telehealth; (2) Lucrative incentives; (3) Creating and strengthening public and private partnerships.

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          Journal
          Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          CSWHI
          Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          2222386X
          20769741
          December 31 2016
          December 31 2016
          : 7
          : 4
          : 25-32
          Affiliations
          [1 ]Health Administration & Human Resources, McGurrin Hall, Scranton, PA 18510-4699
          Article
          10.22359/cswhi_7_4_04
          © 2016

          Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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