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Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação

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Abstract

ANDREAZZI, Maria de Fátima Siliansky de; ANDREAZZI, Marco Antonio Ratzsch de  and  CARVALHO, Diana Maul de. Capital dynamics and local healthcare systems: searching for a comprehensive analysis of the health sector. Interface (Botucatu) [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.19, pp. 43-58. ISSN 1807-5762.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-32832006000100004.

This article presents a methodological proposal for analyzing the determinants of the offer of healthcare, starting with the dynamics of capital accrual, to be added to the health policy definition elements conventionally employed in the Collective Healthcare field. The analysis is based on the methods and ideas of Industrial Economics, already tested, where the healthcare sector is concerned, within the European context and by CEPAL researchers. To this, it proposes to add variables from the general context, which condition possibilities and impose limits upon the strategies of local agents, as well as analyses of a historical nature that allow one to identify rough patches. It has the purpose of providing support for the state and municipal managers of the Single Healthcare System (SUS), as the sole administrators of the healthcare sector in a given territory, which includes the set of possibilities of private sector regulation - from the planning of supply to its quality control.

Keywords : health services; health economics; health sector; health facilities proprietary; SUS [BR].

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