Brazil had the ninth highest GDP in the world worth about $1.8 trillion accounting for 2.4% in 73 trillion global GDP. Brazil is the fifth most populated country in the world with a population 208 million that accounts for 2.8% of the global population in 2015.
The healthcare service providers in Brazil have formed various associations to offer better medical services. For instance, Associação Medica Brasileira (Brazil Medical Association) is a national association of physicians in Brazil. It has around 0.14 million associates and is the second largest association in the Americas.
Hospitals and outpatient centers are medical facilities that provide diagnostic and medical treatment to patients with a wide range of medical conditions. Outpatient care centers offer medical care or treatment that does not require any overnight stay in a hospital or medical facility.
Shared Medical Appointments was the top trend in the hospitals and outpatient centers market as of 2016. The shared medical appointments (SMA) model is a model generally defined as multiple patients being seen as a group by a multi-disciplinary medical care team for follow-up or routine care. It is being adopted by hospitals to create awareness and counsel individual patients dealing with similar medical conditions. The SMA supplements the traditional physician-patient appointment. SMAs provide individual evaluation and disease management for each patient at the same time that they provide counseling to the patient within a group setting. SMAs are currently used to address diabetes, asthma, ulcerative colitis, MS, cancer, HIV, menopause, insomnia and stress. (Source: PRNewswire)
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