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Indicadores de gastos com serviços médicos no setor de saúde suplementar no Brasil : o caso Sabesprev


  • Mônica Viegas Andrade


  • Ana Carolina Maiab


  • Cristina Guimarães Rodrigues



The aim of this paper is to present healthcare expenditures indicators of the private healthcare system in Brazil. We use administrative records of a healthcare insurance company that provide collective contracts to its employees. The indicators are classified according to the type of healthcare and age groups. Healthcare classification contemplates four types of services: doctor visits, inpatient care, exams and other types of healthcare services. We also discriminate healthcare indicators by survivorship status. The main results points out that: 1) the desegregation by survivorship status is very important to healthcare expenditures projections – the annual average healthcare expenditure to dead individuals is R$76.000,00 (seventy six thousand of reais) whereas this value is about R$2000,00 (two thousand of reais) for alive individuals: 2) on average women expend more than men along the lifecycle; 3) the expenditure ratio between the oldest and the youngest group is eight times.

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  • Mônica Viegas Andrade & Ana Carolina Maiab & Cristina Guimarães Rodrigues, 2010. "Indicadores de gastos com serviços médicos no setor de saúde suplementar no Brasil : o caso Sabesprev," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td403, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td403

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    health insurance sector; expenditure indicators; health services;

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

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