(2010), "Brazil - Brazils Unified Healthcare System Invests in Care for Serious Diseases", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 23 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2010.06223aab.002Download as .RIS
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Brazil - Brazils Unified Healthcare System Invests in Care for Serious Diseases
Article Type: News and views From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 23, Issue 1
Keywords: Brazil, Patient care, Doctors
Brazil’s ministry of Health and the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital has established a partnership to train healthcare professionals from 13 states in Brazil. The project expects to lead to the formation of 860 specialists in the Unified Healthcare System (SUS) and should receive investment of 10 million Brazilian reais (US$ 5.5 million).
They should be trained to operate in all levels of healthcare, from preventive measures to specialized treatment. After training, they should collaborate in service restructuring projects in the 86 attention chains in Brazil.
“We want to implement a culture of technical and scientific excellence and to contribute to the offer of highly qualified services in the health units”, said the National Secretary for Health Attention, Alberto Beltrame.
A first group has already received training and the second group should start being trained before the end of 2009, in clinical management in hospital attention.
What is hoped from the training is for an improvement in the services provided to people with serious diseases, provided due to management techniques used at SUS units. The method permits, for example, that serious cases should have priority in treatment. Also forecasted is the establishment of a system for medical assistance, with a team of specialists who may help doctors in the process.
The initiative is part of the objectives of the National Healthcare Plan, elaborated by minister José Gomes Temporão to improve SUS management.
Included are other actions like a course for Specialization in Management of Critical Patient Care, which involves the training of 225 professionals in nine states in Brazil. It is also developed in partnership with the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital.
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