Hospital de Câncer de Barretos Case Study

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This case study describes the services provided and current funding structure of the Hospital de Câncer de Barretos (HCB), an internationally renowned oncology and research institute based in the countryside of the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

The hospital serves 3,000 patients each day, coming from all regions of Brazil and suffering from all types and levels of cancer. City governments from different parts of Brazil organize transportation and sometimes rent houses for patients to undertake their treatment at the hospital. All the treatment, medicine, housing and food are provided to the patients for free.