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Determinantes dos Gastos das Famílias com Saúde no Brasil


  • Mônica Viegas Andrade


  • Kenya Valeria Micaela de Souza Noronha


  • Thiago Barros de Oliveira



This article aims to analyze the structure and the composition of the private spending on health care among Brazilian families. This is an important issue given not only the importance of the private component on the total expenditure on health in Brazil but also the effects of this kind of expense over the individual health status. As a result public policy makers seem to be more concerned about the population health status and the provision of health care services. The results suggest the presence of social inequalities on the use of primary and secondary heath care, since the probability to spend and the value spent were sensitive to the income and educational level of the head of the household. Regarding hospital services, the spending was less sensitive to the social-economic measures.

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  • Mônica Viegas Andrade & Kenya Valeria Micaela de Souza Noronha & Thiago Barros de Oliveira, 2006. "Determinantes dos Gastos das Famílias com Saúde no Brasil," Economia, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics], vol. 7(3), pages 485-508.
  • Handle: RePEc:anp:econom:v:7:y:2006:i:3:p:485-508

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    Gastos com Saúde; Gastos per capita; Setor Privado de Saúde;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets


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