IBGE: 26 Percent Are Unattended at Brazilian Health Care Facilities on First Try

The vast majority of the population (71.5 percent) relies on the National Health System (SUS). Only 28 percent have a complementary health plan.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One in four Brazilians failed to receive health care on their first attempt. This is shown in the new IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) National Health Survey (PNS), released on Friday morning, September 4th.

According to the survey, of the 39 million people who sought health care in the two weeks prior to the interview date, 26.4 percent failed to access care on the first try . . .

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