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Type: Artigo
Title: Sources Of Medicines For Hypertension And Diabetes In Brazil: Telephone Survey Results From Brazilian State Capitals And The Federal District, 2011
Author: Costa
Karen Sarmento; Bergamo Francisco
Priscila Maria S.; Malta
Debora Carvalho; de Azevedo Barros
Marilisa Berti
Abstract: This study aimed to analyze differences between patients with diabetes and hypertension in drug treatment and their sources for obtaining medication. This was a cross-sectional study with data from the VIGITEL telephone survey in 2011 in Brazil's state capitals and Federal District. Some 72% of the 15,027 hypertensive patients and 78.2% of the 4,083 diabetics were on medication; 45.8% of the hypertensive patients obtained their medications from public health units, 15.9% from the Popular Pharmacy program, and 38.3% from drugstores, pharmacies, and other sources. The rates among diabetics were 54.4%, 16.2%, and 29.4%, respectively. In the public health units the percentages were highest among individuals with less schooling, black or brown skin, and without private health plans, while the percentages in the Popular Pharmacy program and drugstores/pharmacies and other sources were higher among individuals with more schooling, white skin, and private health plans. Access to different sources of medicines showed disparities between Brazil's regions and state capitals and between social segments of the population.
Subject: Drug Utilization
Health Services Accessibility
Diabetes Mellitus
Editor: Cadernos Saúde Publica
Rio de Janeiro
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0102-311X00090014
Date Issue: 2016
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