Public Health
11.11.2013

Organ can reduce health demands in Rio de Janeiro on 38%

Since September, when the CRLS began operating about 511 patients demands were resolved in 30 days

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Body was created to facilitate people's access to medicines Rio, Treatments public as admissions and transfers and avoid lawsuits
Body was created to facilitate people's access to medicines Rio, Treatments public as admissions and transfers and avoid lawsuits

The Dispute Resolution Chamber Health (CRLS) reduced by 38% the number of court cases against the industry across the state. Since September, when the camera started to work, about 511 patients demands were resolved in a 30 day period.

The CRLS was created to facilitate the access of the population of Rio de Janeiro drug treatments from the public, such as admissions and transfers and avoid lawsuits. The coordinator of the chamber, Rita Mello, said that currently, the government of Rio accounts for 31,000 cases linked to health. Most of the shares, which corresponds to 74%, was filed in the sticks of the capital and the rest refers to cases in other counties. Among the most common processes are those of the patients in search of drugs, about 60%, and bed for hospital admission.

Rita Mello added that the goal of the initiative is to resolve the situation more quickly than patients who resort to the Ombudsman, without requiring them to join a lawsuit. "Once they get here, the beneficiaries are screened to see if the case, in fact, is related to drugs, consultations, clinical and hospitalization. Then are received by social workers who do the registration and control whether the service will be made by defenders of the State or the Union, explained.

According to the coordinator, these people just leave the CRLS from the moment we are sure that, upon arriving at the hospital, receive what was ordered. They come with a letter of Resolution Chamber with specific referral to the requested location, "he said.

The CRLS is an initiative of the Attorney General of the State (PGE) and brings together in the same space, representatives of municipal and state departments of health, public defenders and the state of the Union and the Court of Justice. In all, made 60 calls per day and is expected to reach 100 daily queries.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL