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Health in Brazil - Statistics & Facts

Brazil is the most populous country and the largest healthcare market in Latin America and the Caribbean. As an emerging economy, health spending in Brazil still lags behind developed countries, but regionally speaking, it is one of the highest in relation to its gross domestic product. In 2017, Brazil’s spending in health accounted for 9.5 percent of the country’s GDP. With an estimated population of around 210 million inhabitants, the health expenditure per capita in Brazil averaged 1,282 U.S. dollars in 2018.

The size of Brazil’s healthcare system

Besides health expenditure, Brazil is the nation with the highest number of hospitals in Latin America, and has one of the largest healthcare workforces in the region. In 2017, there were almost 415 thousand physicians in Brazil. Meanwhile, the number of surgeons and other specialist surgical professionals averaged at 35 per one hundred thousand inhabitants as of 2016. Brazil particularly stood out worldwide among the countries with the highest number of plastic surgeons, ranking in second place with an estimated 6,400 professionals in 2018, only behind the United States.

Brazilians’ disappointment with healthcare quality

According to a recent survey, Brazilian health consumers were the most critical about the quality of healthcare provided in their country, in comparison to the other five largest health markets surveyed in Latin America. In that survey, 57 percent of respondents in Brazil stated the healthcare quality they received was poor, while less than two out of ten Brazilians surveyed considered it good. Another survey revealed that almost two thirds of Brazilians thought the health system frequently let the patients down.

Mosquito-borne diseases: a health issue in Brazil

Being a country with a mostly tropical and subtropical climate, mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika continue to affect Brazilians. Over 1.5 million probable Dengue virus infections were registered in the country in 2019, with the most affected region being the Southeast. Regarding the number of Chikungunya cases, over 132 thousand probable infections were reported in 2019, and at least 90 deaths were suspected to have occurred due to this virus. Following the Zika virus outbreak in 2015 and 2016, the number of probable Zika infections continues to trouble the country, with more than ten thousand probable cases registered in 2019.

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Health in Brazil - Statistics & Facts

Brazil is the most populous country and the largest healthcare market in Latin America and the Caribbean. As an emerging economy, health spending in Brazil still lags behind developed countries, but regionally speaking, it is one of the highest in relation to its gross domestic product. In 2017, Brazil’s spending in health accounted for 9.5 percent of the country’s GDP. With an estimated population of around 210 million inhabitants, the health expenditure per capita in Brazil averaged 1,282 U.S. dollars in 2018.

The size of Brazil’s healthcare system

Besides health expenditure, Brazil is the nation with the highest number of hospitals in Latin America, and has one of the largest healthcare workforces in the region. In 2017, there were almost 415 thousand physicians in Brazil. Meanwhile, the number of surgeons and other specialist surgical professionals averaged at 35 per one hundred thousand inhabitants as of 2016. Brazil particularly stood out worldwide among the countries with the highest number of plastic surgeons, ranking in second place with an estimated 6,400 professionals in 2018, only behind the United States.

Brazilians’ disappointment with healthcare quality

According to a recent survey, Brazilian health consumers were the most critical about the quality of healthcare provided in their country, in comparison to the other five largest health markets surveyed in Latin America. In that survey, 57 percent of respondents in Brazil stated the healthcare quality they received was poor, while less than two out of ten Brazilians surveyed considered it good. Another survey revealed that almost two thirds of Brazilians thought the health system frequently let the patients down.

Mosquito-borne diseases: a health issue in Brazil

Being a country with a mostly tropical and subtropical climate, mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika continue to affect Brazilians. Over 1.5 million probable Dengue virus infections were registered in the country in 2019, with the most affected region being the Southeast. Regarding the number of Chikungunya cases, over 132 thousand probable infections were reported in 2019, and at least 90 deaths were suspected to have occurred due to this virus. Following the Zika virus outbreak in 2015 and 2016, the number of probable Zika infections continues to trouble the country, with more than ten thousand probable cases registered in 2019.

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