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Brazil reports marked increase in per capita health spend

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Brazilian spending on public health services totalled R$112bn (US$62bn) in 2009, according to the national medtech importers association, Abimed. Citing calculations just published by the national institute for applied economics (IPEA), it said that the federal government had invested R$58.3bn of the total, up from R$42.4bn in 1995. In 2010, the federal government's healthcare budget is R$67.36bn.

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