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SummaryUNIMED Brazil is a cooperative medical system with 377 local member cooperatives operating in over 80% of Brazil's counties.
Key program components
After the first cooperative was founded in Santos in 1967, UNIMED has expanded to form local, regional and national entities. Cooperatives carry specific grade designations based on their coverage area. Grade one cooperatives, or singular cooperatives, function within one or several municipalities. Grade two cooperatives, or federations, have an area of coverage that is regional or state-wide. The grade three cooperative, or confederation, is the national entity UNIMED Brazil. In addition to 100 of its own hospitals, 54 laboratories and 456 ambulances, it is tied to 3244 accredited hospitals and over 107000 doctors. UNIMED serves over 15 million individuals across Brazil.