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In just over three years, UHS has turned over 13 thousand beds

Specialties most affected were psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics and general surgery. Rio de Janeiro recorded largest decreases

 
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Lack of beds and overcrowding leading Brazilian hospitals to put patients in hallways Luiz Roberto d'Àvila, president of the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM)
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Luiz Roberto d'Àvila, president of the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM)

Almost 13 000 beds were disabled in public health since January 2010, when the National Health System (SUS) had 361 000 beds. Survey conducted in July of this year recorded just over 348 000 beds.

The specialties most affected with the cut were psychiatry (-7449 beds), pediatrics (-5992), obstetrics (-3431) and general surgery (-340). In absolute numbers, the states of the Northeast and Southeast regions were suffered most during reduction. Only in Rio de Janeiro, for example, 4,621 beds have been disabled since 2010. The state is followed by Minas Gerais (-1 443 beds) and St. Paul (-1315). In the Northeast, Maranhão topped the list with 1,181 fewer beds. Among the capital, were the locals who lost more beds in public (-1113), followed by fortalezenses (-467) and Curitiba (-325).

Only nine states had positive numbers in the final calculation of beds turned on and off for the past two and a half years: Rondônia (629), Rio Grande do Sul (351) Holy Spirit (239), Santa Catarina (205), Mato Grosso (146 ), Distrito Federal (123), Amapá (93), Roraima (24) and Tocantins (9). In the capital, 14 of them managed to raise the amount of beds, which suggests that the major impact of drop fell on the other metropolitan cities or within states.

According to the CFM, in a survey conducted last year on the physical resources available in the NHS, it was identified that 42 000 beds had been disbanded between October 2005 and June 2012. According to the Council at that time, "the Ministry of Health explained that the fall of beds is a global trend due to advances in equipment and medications that allow treatment without the need for patient hospitalization and even get the database air. "

Also according to the CFM, "months after the query has been restored to physical resources. With the update, the base CNES showed a smaller decline: 26,404 beds disabled between October 2005 and July 2013. Based on the new numbers, you can see that the amount of beds off the last three and a half years (2010 to July 2013) represents 48% of the total number of beds closed in the last eight years.

The data were compiled by the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM) in the National Register of Health Facilities (CNES), the Ministry of Health to the President of CFM, Luiz Roberto Davila, the data shows, in a contradictory way, favoring the sphere private over the public in the provision of health care. These numbers are just a few of the consequences of underfunding public in Brazil, primarily responsible for the difficulties of the SUS. Summon more doctors and offer fewer beds seem a contradiction. This play is under the responsibility of doctors to abandon this scenario the public health system.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, the information concerning additional beds (Intensive Care Unit and Intermediate Units), between August/2005 to June 2007, were published in error, double counting in the amounts of these types of beds. From October 2012, however, were corrected for duplications identified in the totals of additional beds.

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