Brazil health regulation "bundling" triggers Anvisa rethink
This article was originally published in Clinica
Brazil's ongoing devolution of healthcare regulation is seeing state and municipal healthcare authorities tending to merge the five tiers of health-related surveillance. So said Maria Cecília Martins Brito, director of national agency Anvisa, last week, at the end of a two-day conference of healthcare leaders, held to "discuss the necessity and the options" for better linking the healthcare elements at a local level. The five components of Brazil's health-related regulation are: healthcare, epidemiology, environmental, nutritional and health & safety at work.