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Psychiatric training: Letter from Brazil

  • John Dunn (a1)
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The arrangement of medical services in Brazil is more akin to that of the USA than the UK. Private practice predominates but with a safety net of state funded hospitals. The majority of doctors working in state hospitals have contracts for 20 hours per week and are very poorly paid and they often have two or three jobs to compensate. These usually include working in a private clinic for part of the week and perhaps doing a period of on-call at another hospital. Some state hospitals are unable to fill vacant posts and there are frequent television reports of casualty departments having to close due to a lack of medical staff.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Psychiatric training: Letter from Brazil

  • John Dunn (a1)
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