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Research and Markets: Understanding Brazil's Regional Health Markets


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Understanding Brazil's Regional Health Markets" report to their offering.

A Forensic Analysis With Statistics On National And Regional Health Infrastructure And Provision. An Essential Source Of Highly Detailed Business Data.

Brazil's healthcare system has improved enormously over the last 10 years due to increased funding. Per capita increases reflect the strength of the Brazilian economy: In 2001 per capita health spending was US$231 but had risen by 2011 to US$1,140.

Brazil has made great strides in improving the health of its citizens yet, in common with other emerging markets, distribution of health services is uneven, with wide disparities between regions.


The Brazilian economy experienced real growth of around 2.9% in 2011, to be valued at US$2,485 billion, with average per capita GDP of US$12,889. Brazil is currently the world's 7th largest economy, between France (US$2,773 billion) and the UK (US$2,436 billion).


At 194.7 million, the population of Brazil is the fifth largest in the world. Average population growth is around 1.1% per annum. Around 21.6% of the population reside in São Paulo state and 8.4% live in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The 2010 census identified 14.1 million people aged 65 or older, equivalent to 7.4% of the population.

Healthcare Expenditure:

In 2011, Brazil spent R$368.2 billion (US$219.8 billion) on healthcare, equivalent to 8.8% of GDP. Private spending accounted for 52.7% of the total, more than half of which was out-of-pocket spending. Public health spending amounted to US$115.8 billion. Per capita health spending was around US$1,140.

Any assessment of Brazil must consider the recent improvements and changes as well as identifying the challenges that are influencing the development of the health market throughout the country.

Key Questions Answered By This Report:

- How is the population and wealth regionally distributed?

- Which provinces produce the highest levels of GDP?

- To what degree does the rich south east region skew analysis of Brazil's financial and health infrastructure?

- How is healthcare delivered?

- What role is played by the growing private health insurance sector?

Reasons to Buy:

Drill Down Into Brazil's Regional Health Markets And Better Understand The Opportunities And Challenges

Identifying real opportunities in Brazil's expanding health economy requires detailed knowledge of the economic performance and health infrastructure at a regional level. Being able to see that in the context of the neighbouring regions as well as the national picture, brings focus to areas of opportunity and need.

Rich in statistics, charts and maps, this new 106-page report from Espicom Understanding Brazil's Regional Health Markets delivers real insights into regional health needs and opportunities.

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Sector: Healthcare and Medical Devices

Source: Research and Markets