Brazil

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Healthcare system

Public hospitals in Brazil, especially in major cities, tend to be crowded. Private hospitals will not accept patients unless they can present evidence of sufficient funds or insurance. In theory, any ...

Health insurance

There is a healthcare system in place for all residents, free at point of use. Private hospitals carry out over half of medical treatment across the country and are reimbursed by the government. 75% o ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Brasilia
Population : 198.3 million
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Medical tourism

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Healthcare system

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Health insurance

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Brasilia
Population : 198.3 million
Main languages spoken : Portuguese
Main religion : Christianity
International dialling code : +55
Internet domain : .br
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 14750 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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World Bank 2015
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World Bank 2015

Population profile

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OECD / WHO 2015
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OECD / WHO 2015
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UN 2015
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UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

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WHO 2013
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OECD 2016
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OECD
General Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD
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OECD 2010
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OECD 2016
Dentists (total) : Login to view
WHO 2009
Dentists (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016

Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health : Login to view
WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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OECD
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OECD
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OECD 2012
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WHO 2012
CT scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
MRI scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD

Healthcare activity

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OECD 2016
Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Hip replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Knee replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
Cataract surgery (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD
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OECD

Health profile

Breast cancer: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Prostate cancer: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Ischemic heart disease: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Ischemic heart disease: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
WHO 2008

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2016

Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2014
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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

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