Health Satellite Account

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Description

Satellite accounts are an extension of the System of National Accounts. They allow the analysis of the profile and evolution of the sector comparing with the whole economy, measured by the National Accounts.

The release of the publication Health Satellite Account Brazil – resulting from a partnership of IBGE with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), the National Agency of Supplementary Health (ANS) and the Ministry of Health – shows systematized data about the production and dynamics of this sector, providing an overview of the resources and uses of health in Brazil.

This edition presents information about final consumption and foreign trade of goods and services related to health, and about labor and income in the activities which generate these products, in the 2010-2013 period. These data detail the participation of each activity related to health in the economy and allow the follow-up of its eveolution. The publication includes technical notes about the methodological nature of the study, like the scope of the sector in this publication, as well as a glossary describing the relevant concepts. In addition to this information, appendices detail the structure of the Supply and Use Tables - SUT . The enclosed CD-ROM reproduces the printed version.

The information presented herein makes it possible to trace the profile of the health activities in Brazil along the years, thus contributing to the valuation of this important economic sector.