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New GOLTC Long-Term Care System profile: Brazil

New GOLTC Long-Term Care System profile: Brazil



LTC Systems

26 Feb 2024

Explore Brazil’s Long-Term Care (LTC) system profile through the insightful work of authors Patrick Alexander Wachholz, Ruth Caldeira de Melo, Paulo José Fortes Villas Boas, Marisa Accioly R.C. Domingues, and Karla C. Giacomin. The authors emphasize the need for improved governance and organizational structures to enhance LTC coordination and efficiency in Brazil.

This system profile unveils the challenges of an unorganized LTC system, emphasizing financial burdens on families. It highlights workforce and information system gaps, calling for improved governance and policies. The authors also spotlight COVID-19 responses and new community-based integrated care initiatives in a growing number of cities.

At national level, the government is currently preparing a National Care Plan, bringing together multiple ministries and federal administration bodies through an Interministerial Working Group.

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