Brazilian R$100m CV spend seeks 15% surgery jump
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Brazilian health ministry is to spend around R$100m (US$60m) in restructuring its cardiovascular (CV) services. The move is expected to result in a 15% annual increase in CV surgery output within the first year, through increased productivity and efficiency. In 2009, the national health service (SUS) performed 65,400 CV surgery procedures.