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Cristine Schaefer ; Kelly Fittkau ;Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences 2012, 34

Author: Silvana Nair Leite

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Acta Scientiarum.
Health Sciences ISSN: 1679-9291 eduem@uem.br Universidade Estadual de Maringá Brasil Nair Leite, Silvana; Schaefer, Cristine; Fittkau, Kelly Judicial litigations and social welfare: access to medicines in two towns in the Santa Catarina State, Brazil Acta Scientiarum.
Health Sciences, vol.
34, 2012, pp.
295-301 Universidade Estadual de Maringá Maringá, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=307226825010 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Acta Scientiarum http:--www.uem.br-acta ISSN printed: 1679-9291 ISSN on-line: 1807-8648 Doi: 10.4025-actascihealthsci.v34ispec.10084 Judicial litigations and social welfare: access to medicines in two towns in the Santa Catarina State, Brazil Silvana Nair Leite1*, Cristine Schaefer2 and Kelly Fittkau2 1 2 Departamento de Farmacologia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Cx.
Postal 476, 88049-900, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Universidade do Vale do Itajai, Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
*Author for correspondence.
E-mail: silvana.nair@hotmail.com ABSTRACT.
The growing number of lawsuits to obtain free medicines from the Brazilian Health System (SUS) is analyzed to characterize the supply of the requested drugs in two towns with different social and economic characteristics and different municipal pharmaceutical assistance organizations.
Data for 2006 and 2007 were collected from the archives of the Municipal Health of Blumenau and Social Welfare Department of Aurora, two towns in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
The number of patients assisted in both towns was similar in 2007 (115 in Aurora and 160 in Blumenau).
A total of 0.53-1,000 inhabitants sought this kind of access in Blumenau, with an average cost of R$ 2,503.2...





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