Waste in laboratory medicine

Wilson Shcolnik; Adagmar Andriolo
J. Bras. Patol. Med. Lab. 2017;53(4):226
DOI: 10.5935/1676-2444.20170034

For some years now, spending on health care and pensions has been one of the major economic concerns in most countries. Public and private resources employed in health care range from 6% to 12% of the gross domestic product (GDP), with some exceptions, such as the United States of America, where spending exceeds 17%. In Brazil, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), health spending accounted for 8.3% of GDP in 2014(1, 2).Read more . . .