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“…In the case of medicines, studies have generally found high rates of access 19 , but while most health care is obtained from the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) 22 , most medicines are obtained from the private sector 8 , 17 . The medicines represent a high proportion of expenditure on health and, similarly, in this study they were present in most situations of CHE, with a higher catastrophic expenditure among the poorest, pattern observed in other studies 6 , 7 .…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 74%
“…In the case of medicines, studies have generally found high rates of access 19 , but while most health care is obtained from the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) 22 , most medicines are obtained from the private sector 8 , 17 . The medicines represent a high proportion of expenditure on health and, similarly, in this study they were present in most situations of CHE, with a higher catastrophic expenditure among the poorest, pattern observed in other studies 6 , 7 .…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 74%
“…Regarding the differences in the five regions of the Country, the Northeast region showed the lowest prevalence of free access to all medicines, which has been observed in prior studies 7 , 21 . Considering that, in the Northeast region, 78.0% of cities have low Human Development Index (HDI) of Income b and that the income expenditure on purchasing medicines can be almost three times higher among the poorest (7.3%), when compared to the richest (2.7%) 6 , these results may indicate that the population of this region is more vulnerable to treatment discontinuation because of inability to pay for treatment with medicines for chronic diseases 11 .…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 61%
“…The poorest had greater free access to all medicines to treat chronic diseases, strengthening the hypothesis that SUS is promoting equity in access to medicines 19 . This finding is important, considering the inverse association between socioeconomic position and under-utilization of medicines, and that, in these population sectors, the public health system is often the only alternative to enable the needed therapy 6 , 7 , 14 .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 75%
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“…Difficulties in access to medicines due to their high share in private household spending in Brazil 16 and supply problems in public units of the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) 2 justified the introduction of Farmácia Popular Program (PFPB) by the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MH) in 2004 13 . Its creation, however, did not alter the responsibilities of municipalities in the provision of medicines from SUS.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%