Brazil studies dx needs of hypertension, diabetes
This article was originally published in Clinica
Brazil is about to launch a groundbreaking multicentre study into the evolution of hypertension and diabetes, with a view to assessing the importance of early diagnosis. From January 2006, 15,000 people are to be monitored continuously "over the next 20 or even 30 years". The programme will be co-funded primarily by the ministries of health and science and technology and has been given a budget of R$22.6m (US$9.6m) in 2006-08.