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Title: Health care and poor relief in Portugal. An historical perspective
Authors: Abreu, Laurinda
Editors: Abreu, Laurinda
Keywords: Public Heath
poor-relief policies
early modern Portugal
healthcare funding
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2019
Publisher: Publicações do Cidehus
Citation: ABREU, Laurinda. Health care and poor relief in Portugal: An historical perspective In: Health Care and Government Policy [online]. Évora: Publicações do Cidehus, 2019 (generated 19 juin 2019). Available on the Internet: <>.
Abstract: This contribution has two main objectives. First, it seeks to describe the policies that governed the provision, regulation and distribution of poor-relief and healthcare resources in Portugal in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Secondly, it attempts to account for the persistence of the poor-relief system established at the turn of the sixteenth century, together with its financial underpinning. The main features of this system are discussed on the basis of its primary components – hospitals, misericórdias (charitable institutions) and officially accredited health professionals. This article draws on previously published works (especially Abreu, 2018a, 2018b, 2018c), where the reader will find further details and references.
ISBN: Electronic ISBN: Biblioteca - Estudos & Colóquios
Type: book
Appears in Collections:CIDEHUS - Publicações - Livros

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