vignette-13-brazil-baseline

vignette-13-brazil-baseline

17 Nov 2021

Brazil

Mrs. J would probably be linked to a neurologist due to her previous stroke and her husband would be able to contact him\her directly to ask for an immediate home-based private consultation. The neurologist would provide a thorough assessment and would ask for exams. Mrs. J and her husband would go to the main city with their driver to undergo further examination privately, which would be much faster than the mainstream care (public or via insurance). The neurologist would then diagnose Mrs. J and would prescribe medication, which Mrs. J’s husband would purchase in a local pharmacy monthly.

The neurologist would or would not refer Mrs J. to other health professionals, such as a nutritionist or a nurse, for which they would pay privately. Mrs. J’s husband would ask for a few of his female employees from the farm to begin support him with the house chores and direct care with Mrs. J, however they would likely not receive any training for that. The professionals who Mrs. J’s husband hired for private consultations would occasionally assist with specific training needs they may have.