Letters Primary healthcare and mortality

We could all learn from Brazil’s Family Health Program

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4693 (Published 22 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4693
  1. Matthew J Harris, academic clinical lecturer in public health1
  1. 1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
  1. m.harris{at}imperial.ac.uk

Rasella and colleagues’ conclusion that elements of the Family Health Program in Brazil might be transportable to other low and middle income countries is overly modest.1 An intervention that, at scale, reduces mortality from cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease to such an extent should be considered in all countries, not …

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