Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
MELAMED, Clarice and COSTA, Nilson do Rosário. Brazilian federal financing innovations in Basic Health. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2003, vol.8, n.2, pp.393-401. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232003000200006.
The current paper deals with innovations in the Brazilian federal financial framework of public basic health services. It considers the creation of new programs: Basic Attention (PAB) Community Health Agents Program (PACS) and the Family Health Program (PSF). It was built a specific framework to analyze PABs program impact over the municipalities' accounts, considering the fiscal capacity of these Federation units, their population size and geographic regions. For PACS and PSF it's presented the increasing amount of financial resources available between 1998 and 2001 by geographic regions. Considering the financial resources delivered by the Federal Government, the new programs can be analyzed as being well succeeded. The data available shows that the counties which had in the beginning less resources in order to deliver basic health services were the ones which received more financial aid. PACs and PSF programs also had had increasing federal financial resources from 1998 to 2001.
Keywords : Health policy financing; Basic Health Services; Redistributive policy.