Brazil’s Health Minister Seeks to Stem Inefficiencies to Cut Costs

WST, 8 November 2016
Author: Paulo Trevisani
“Brazil’s government is renegotiating contracts and searching for inefficiencies in the country’s mammoth public-health system ahead of a likely tightening in public spending starting next year, Health Minister Ricardo Barros said. The government has already managed to reduce the price it pays for drugs provided to millions of patients by renegotiating contracts with labs. The savings will grow as the ministry speeds up a plan to automate paperwork in the public-health network so that information about each user will be more readily available.”
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