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Mônica Bergamo: Spending on therapies and outpatient care plans grows by more than 50% in five years

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An unprecedented survey carried out by the Institute of Supplementary Health Studies (IESS) shows that, between 2016 and 2021, expenditure on assistance services in private health increased from R$ 131.9 billion to R$ 199.9 billion. The value represents an increase of 51.4% registered in the period.

POCKET

According to the survey, expenses were driven by the increase in the volume of therapies performed (75.9%) and outpatient care (95%), such as consultations with physical therapists, speech therapists and nutritionists.

MAGNIFYING GLASS

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Entitled “Special Analysis of the Assistance Map of Supplementary Health in Brazil”, the study also identified that, between 2016 and 2021, medical-hospital procedures performed in the country through supplementary health grew 14.8%. They involve medical consultations, complementary exams and hospitalizations, for example.

SHOWCASE

The disclosure of the complete data analyzed by the IESS will be held this Monday (12).


INSPIRATION

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Singer Jojo Todynho poses for the September print edition of Glamor magazine. In the interview, she talks about aesthetic standards, racism and being an inspiration to other women.

“Spotlight can’t shine just for standard women, I think we’re reaching a retraction, taking a rightful place. Meritocracy doesn’t exist for us blacks. We don’t even have the basics to get where we want”, she says.

Jojo adds that she takes racial literacy classes to talk about the topic “more properly.” “My dream is to go to college, psychology and then law. No one can take that away from us.”

with BIANKA VIEIRA, KARINA MATIAS and MANOELLA SMITH

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