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EBM distance learning course to support judicial decisions on healthcare: a case study
  1. Carisi Anne Polanczyk1,2,
  2. Amanda Maciel de Quadros1,
  3. Andreia Turmina Fontanella1,
  4. Angélica Dutra Zanotto1,
  5. Fernanda d Athayde Rodrigues1,3,
  6. Denizar Araujo Vianna1,4,
  7. Cristiana Maria Toscano1,5,
  8. Rachel Riera6,7,
  9. Luiz Fernando Lima Reis8
  1. 1Instituto de Avaliação de Tecnologia em Saúde, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  2. 2Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  3. 3Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  4. 4Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  5. 5Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, Brazil
  6. 6Discipline of Evidence-based Medicine, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  7. 7Center of Health Technology Assessment, Hospital Sírio-Libanês, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  8. 8Hospital Sirio-Libanes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fernanda d Athayde Rodrigues, Instituto de Avaliação de Tecnologia em Saúde, Porto Alegre 97017660, Brazil; fe.athayde{at}

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Between 2008 and 2017, health-related legal demands have increased 130% in Brazil.1 In 2016, the 10 most expensive drugs that were legally required comprised 91% of the resources guaranteed for the acquisition of technologies by the Brazilian government.1 These drugs were intended for 1213 users of Brazilian Public Health System (SUS), which covers 140 million Brazilians. In this scenario, it has been necessary to adopt strategies to enhance the judicial process, ensuring evidence-informed judicial decisions.

Through a broad project of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, formally named PROADI-SUS, a collaborative agreement has been established between Hospital Sírio-Libanês and the National Council of Justice …

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  • CAP, DAV, RR and LFLR are joint senior authors.

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  • Contributors Conception and design: CAP, CMT, DAV, LFLR. Data collection: AMdQ, ATF, ADZ, FdAR. Manuscript draft: CAP, FdAR, AMdQ, ADZ. Content revisor: CAP, DAV, CMT, RR, LFLR. Final approval: all authors.

  • Funding This study was supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Health through the Programa de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Institucional do Sistema Único de Saúde (PROADI-SUS Program), led by Hospital Sírio- Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.