Event reviews 20 years of Brazil's social health organization model

The Center for Healthcare Planning and Management Studies (FGVsaúde) of FGV’s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP) will hold the debate “Social Health Organizations – 20 Years: Solution or Misrepresentation in Public Administration”, on September 27.
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31 July 2018
Event reviews 20 years of Brazil's social health organization model

The model for healthcare services management through social healthcare organizations (OSSs) celebrates twenty years in 2018. To discuss the topic, the Center for Healthcare Planning and Management Studies (FGVsaúde) of FGV’s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP) will hold the debate “Social Health Organizations – 20 Years: Solution or Misrepresentation in Public Administration”, on September 27, from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event will be held in FGV’s 9 de Julho Main Hall (Rua Itapeva, 432 – 4th floor. Bela Vista, Sao Paulo/SP).

The event proposes to discuss the topic from the point of view of three of its main stakeholders: the Public Prosecutor’s Office, a public manager and an institutional representative of the OSSs. The discussions will feature Arthur Pinto (Public Prosecutor’s Office of the State of Sao Paulo), Renilson Rehem (Brazilian Institute of Social Health Organizations – IBROSS) and Wilson Pollara (Health Manager), with moderation by professor Walter Cintra Ferreira Jr. (FGVsaúde). They will discuss the successes and mistakes of this experience, which began with the deployment of new state hospitals in Sao Paulo, spread across the country and today is present in over 200 municipalities, 22 States and the Federal District.

Studies have shown that the model is more efficient when compared to traditional management by direct administration of public health equipment. User surveys have revealed a high level of satisfaction with the services provided by these organizations. On the other hand, critics of the model claim that this is a form of privatization of public matters and accusations include a lack of transparency, the promotion of precarious labor relations, payment of millionaire salaries to its leaders and misuse of public resources, among other criticism.

FGV’s students and alumni, partners and community can participate under special conditions. Go to the website for more information on the schedule and to register.

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