Brazil's health system functionality amidst of the COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis of resilience

Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 10, 2022, 100222
Alessandro Bigoni, Ana Maria Malik, Renato Tasca, Mariana Baleeiro Martins Carrera, Laura Maria Cesar Schiesari, Dante Dianezi Gambardella, Adriano Massuda

As of December 31, 2020, Brazil had the second-highest burden of COVID-19 worldwide. Given the absence of federal government coordination, it was up to the local governments to maintain healthcare provision for non-COVID health issues. In this descriptive study, we aimed to discuss the SUS functionality and resilience, describing the impact of the pandemic on non-COVID health services delivery while considering the regional inequalities of the allocation of financing health system, health infrastructure and health workforce.