Sources of medicines for hypertension and diabetes in Brazil: results from the National Health Survey

Sotero Serrate Mengue, Vera Lúcia Tierling, Noemia Urruth Leão Tavares & Andréia Turmina Fontanella
This study aims to analyze the sources people over 18 years of age use to obtain medication for the treatment of hypertension and diabetes, according to sociodemographic characteristics from 2013 to 2019. Data from the Brazilian National Health Survey were analyzed. Most individuals with diagnosis and prescription to pharmacological treatment reported obtaining medicines exclusively from one type of source. The percentage of people who acquired hypertension medicine exclusively from public pharmacies decreased, from 24.5% in...
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