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Supplementary Health System Regulation in Brazil: Evolution, Trends, and Impact

Grant number: 15/50353-2
Support type:Research Grants - Research Partnership for Technological Innovation - PITE
Duration: August 01, 2016 - July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Administration - Administration of Specific Sectors
Cooperation agreement: Instituto de Estudos de Saúde Suplementar (IESS)
Principal Investigator:Arnaldo Luiz Ryngelblum
Grantee:Arnaldo Luiz Ryngelblum
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Comunicação (ICSC). Universidade Paulista (UNIP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Company: Instituto de Estudos de Saúde Suplementar (IESS)
City: São Paulo


The proposed research aims to understand the evolution, the development process, and changing trends of regulations in the sector, aiming to gather subsidies for the formulation of development strategies that will enable operators to adapt to the demands, preserving their sustainability. In view of the above, we intend to identify the constitution of this sector's institutions. The project intends to identify the conflicts present among the participants, and the directions that this frame indicates for the future regulation and monitoring of impacts and actions of the operating companies. To perform this analysis, it was proposed as a first step, a bibliographical and documentary survey on the industry's features, to guide a second phase of the research consisting of interviews with executives responsible for the different players in the industry, to derive the different understandings about what direction can the sectoral regulation take. The comparison of the various understandings may indicate future trends and impacts on organizations. For the execution of this analysis it will be considered previous institutional studies about the competition between logics in an institutional field. The impact provoked by changes in regulations affect the sustainability of operating firms. The survey results will be used to help formulate strategies that make it possible to adapt to these demands. (AU)