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Brazil's Low-Cost Approach to Community Health

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Countries around the world are looking to reduce the need for costly hospital services while also expanding access to health care. In Brazil, health system leaders believe they’ve found a solution: the Family Health Strategy, which uses multidisciplinary professional teams and community health workers to provide integrated primary care. In the first installment of our new series Frugal Innovations in Health Care Delivery, Hester Wadge and colleagues at Imperial College London profile Brazil’s innovative program, which has expanded access to care, improved equity, and reduced mortality for a price tag of $50 per person per year.

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