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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335444/hiv-education-and-welfare-services-in-primary-care-an-empirical-model-of-integration-in-brazil-s-unified-health-system
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Rahbel Rahman, Rogério M Pinto, Melanie M Wall
Integration of health education and welfare services in primary care systems is a key strategy to solve the multiple determinants of chronic diseases, such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). However, there is a scarcity of conceptual models from which to build integration strategies. We provide a model based on cross-sectional data from 168 Community Health Agents, 62 nurses, and 32 physicians in two municipalities in Brazil's Unified Health System (UHS)...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335011/understanding-public-perception-of-the-need-for-major-change-in-latin-american-healthcare-systems
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Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Frederico C Guanais, Svetlana V Doubova, Leonardo Pinzón, Luis Tejerina, Diana Pinto Masis, Marcia Rocha, Donna O Harris, James Macinko
The opinions and experiences of the public regarding health services are valuable insights into identifying opportunities to improve healthcare systems. We analyzed the 2012-2013 Public Opinion Health Policy Survey carried out in Brazil (n = 1486), Colombia (n = 1485), El Salvador (n = 1460), Jamaica (n = 1480), México (n = 1492) and Panama (n = 1475). In these countries between 82 and 96% of participants perceived that their health systems needed fundamental changes. The most frequent barrier to access to healthcare was lack of the primary medical home, difficulties in obtaining medical care during the weekends and financial barriers...
March 17, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300996/hospitalization-for-primary-care-susceptible-conditions-health-spending-and-family-health-strategy-an-analysis-of-trends
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Tissiani Morimoto, Juvenal Soares Dias da Costa
The goal of this study was to analyze the trend over time of hospitalizations due to conditions susceptible to primary healthcare (HCSPC), and how it relates to healthcare spending and Family Health Strategy (FHS) coverage in the city of São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, between 2003 and 2012. This is an ecological, time-trend study. We used secondary data available in the Unified Healthcare System Hospital Data System, the Primary Care Department and Public Health Budget Data System. The analysis compared HCSPC using three-year moving averages and Poisson regressions or negative binomials...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300995/health-care-of-people-in-homelessness-a-comparative-study-of-mobile-units-in-portugal-united-states-and-brazil
#4
Igor da Costa Borysow, Eleonor Minho Conill, Juarez Pereira Furtado
This paper describes and analyzes the legal and normative framework guiding the use of mobile units in Portugal, United States and Brazil, which seek to improve access and continuity of care for people in homelessness. We used a comparative analysis through literature and documentary review relating three categories: context (demographic, socio-economic and epidemiological), services system (access, coverage, organization, management and financing) and, specifically, mobile units (design, care and financing model)...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300981/the-role-of-primary-healthcare-in-the-coordination-of-health-care-networks-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-and-lisbon-region-portugal
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Luís Velez Lapão, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio, Marcela Paschoal Popolin, Ludmila Barbosa Bandeira Rodrigues
Considering the trajectory of Rio de Janeiro e Lisboa region regarding strengths of the their health local systems to achieve health for all and equity, the study aimed to compare the organization of the Primary Healthcare from both regions, searching to identify the advancement which in terms of the Delivery Health Networks' coordination. It is a case study with qualitative approach and assessment dimensions. It was used material available online such as scientific manuscripts and gray literature. The results showed the different grades regarding Delivery Health Networks...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300971/culture-versus-the-law-in-the-decision-not-to-vaccinate-children-meanings-assigned-by-middle-class-couples-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Carolina Luisa Alves Barbieri, Márcia Thereza Couto, Fernando Mussa Abujamra Aith
This study aimed to learn how middle-class parents in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, interpreted the country's prevailing vaccination requirements, based on their experiences with vaccinating, selectively vaccinating, or not vaccinating their children. A qualitative approach was used with in-depth interviews. The analytical process was guided by content analysis and the theoretical framework of the anthropology of the law and morality. For parents that vaccinated, Brazil's culture of immunization outweighed the feeling of compliance with the law; for selective parents, selection of vaccines was not perceived as deviating from the law...
March 9, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273228/determinants-of-infant-mortality-in-the-jequitinhonha-valley-and-in-the-north-and-northeast-regions-of-brazil
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Maria do Carmo Leal, Sonia Duarte de Azevedo Bittencourt, Raquel Maria Cardoso Torres, Roberta Pereira Niquini, Paulo Roberto Borges de Souza
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify the social and demographic determinants, in addition to the determinants of reproductive health and use of health services, associated with infant mortality in small and medium-sized cities of the North, Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil. METHODS: This is a case-control study with 803 cases of death of children under one year and 1,969 live births (controls), whose mothers lived in the selected cities in 2008. The lists of the names of cases and controls were extracted from the Sistema de Informação sobre Mortalidade (SIM - Mortality Information System) and the Sistema de Informação sobre Nascidos Vivos (SINASC - Live Birth Information System) and supplemented by data obtained by the research of "active search of death and birth"...
March 2, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269474/gistelemed-an-online-based-gis-approach-to-epidemiological-analysis-in-telemedicine-systems
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Andrei de Souza Inacio, Alexandre Savaris, Joao Marcus Alves, Aldo von Wangenheim
Large-scale telemedicine systems provide extensive amounts of data that can be used to gather epidemiological information. Epidemiologists have been using GIS systems for the easy and quick visualization of data and to perform georeferenced epidemiological analysis. This paper presents GISTelemed, a georeferenced epidemiological analysis tool developed as part of the Santa Catarina State Integrated Telemedicine and Telehealth System (STT/SC), a statewide telemedicine infrastructure in Brazil. The GISTelemed module offers an architecture supporting real-time recovery, information visualization and epidemiological analysis from structured and semi-structured data...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252503/evaluation-of-brazilian-primary-health-care-from-the-perspective-of-the-users-accessible-continuous-and-acceptable
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Márcia Cristina Rodrigues Fausto, Aylene Bousquat, Juliana Gagno Lima, Ligia Giovanella, Patty Fidelis de Almeida, Maria Helena Magalhães de Mendonça, Helena Seidl, Andréa Tenório Correia da Silva
The objective of this study was to examine the experience of primary care center (PCC) users in Brazil, classified according to the quality of its structure, in relation to the aspects of accessibility, continuity, and acceptability. The source of information was the National Program to Improve Access and Quality of Primary Care in 2013-2014. A total of 109 919 interviewees in 24 055 PCCs comprised the sample. Results show that the structure of a PCC was associated with better indicators of accessibility (oral health and medicines) and continuity of care (patient navigation in the health system)...
April 2017: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252502/is-the-use-of-information-and-communication-technology-associated-with-aspects-of-women-s-primary-health-care-in-brazil
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Antônio Thomaz Gonzaga Matta-Machado, Ângela Maria L Dayrell de Lima, Daisy Maria Xavier de Abreu, Lucas Lobato Araújo, Délcio Fonseca Sobrinho, Érica Lopes Silva Araújo, Gabriel Henrique Silva Teixeira, Alaneir de Fátima Dos Santos
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) is on the increase in the health systems, representing a means of improving the quality of health care. This study analyzed the ICT incorporation in primary care in Brazil and identified the different aspects that may be associated with better quality in the care provided, in relation to certain aspects of women's care. We noted an unevenness regarding ICT incorporation in Brazil. However, the findings indicate an association between ICT and certain aspects of the quality provided in women's health care, which reinforces the need for further studies on this type of evaluation...
April 2017: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252498/brazil-s-national-program-for-improving-primary-care-access-and-quality-pmaq-fulfilling-the-potential-of-the-world-s-largest-payment-for-performance-system-in-primary-care
#11
James Macinko, Matthew J Harris, Marcia Gomes Rocha
Despite some remarkable achievements, there are several challenges facing Brazil's Family Health Strategy (FHS), including expanding access to primary care and improving its quality. These concerns motivated the development of the National Program for Improving Primary Care Access and Quality (PMAQ). Although voluntary, the program now includes nearly 39 000 FHS teams in the country and has led to a near doubling of the federal investment in primary care in its first 2 rounds. In this article, we introduce the PMAQ and advance several recommendations to ensure that it continues to improve primary care access and quality in Brazil...
April 2017: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250510/implementation-research-towards-universal-health-coverage-with-more-doctors-in-brazil
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Leonor Maria Pacheco Santos, Aimê Oliveira, Josélia Souza Trindade, Ivana Chc Barreto, Poliana Araújo Palmeira, Yamila Comes, Felipe Os Santos, Wallace Santos, João Paulo Alves Oliveira, Vanira Matos Pessoa, Helena Eri Shimizu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the implementation of a programme to provide primary care physicians for remote and deprived populations in Brazil. METHODS: The Mais Médicos (More Doctors) programme was launched in July 2013 with public calls to recruit physicians for priority areas. Other strategies were to increase primary care infrastructure investments and to provide more places at medical schools. We conducted a quasi-experimental, before-and-after evaluation of the implementation of the programme in 1708 municipalities with populations living in extreme poverty and in remote border areas...
February 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227725/gistelemed-an-online-based-gis-approach-to-epidemiological-analysis-in-telemedicine-systems
#13
Andrei de Souza Inacio, Alexandre Savaris, Joao Marcus Alves, Aldo von Wangenheim, Andrei de Souza Inacio, Alexandre Savaris, Joao Marcus Alves, Aldo von Wangenheim, Andrei De Souza Inacio, Joao Marcus Alves, Aldo Von Wangenheim, Alexandre Savaris
Large-scale telemedicine systems provide extensive amounts of data that can be used to gather epidemiological information. Epidemiologists have been using GIS systems for the easy and quick visualization of data and to perform georeferenced epidemiological analysis. This paper presents GISTelemed, a georeferenced epidemiological analysis tool developed as part of the Santa Catarina State Integrated Telemedicine and Telehealth System (STT/SC), a statewide telemedicine infrastructure in Brazil. The GISTelemed module offers an architecture supporting real-time recovery, information visualization and epidemiological analysis from structured and semi-structured data...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226008/time-trends-in-hospitalizations-for-ambulatory-care-sensitive-conditions-among-children-under-five-years-old-in-cear%C3%A3-brazil-2000-2012
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Líllian de Queiroz Costa, Elzo Pereira Pinto, Marcelo Gurgel Carlos da Silva
OBJECTIVE: to analyze time trends and describe the causes of hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) in children under five years old in Ceará, Brazil, 2000-2012. METHODS: this is an ecological time series study using data from the National Hospital Information System; trends were analyzed using Prais-Winsten regression. RESULTS: from 2000 and 2016 ACSC hospitalization rates fell from 32.5 to 11.2/1,000 inhabitants under five years old (annual variation of -16...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220577/real-world-evaluation-of-the-smoking-cessation-services-in-the-rio-de-janeiro-municipality-brazil
#15
Letícia Casado, Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, there has been a growing recommendation for process evaluation of the smoking cessation programmes in the world. This study sought to evaluate smoking cessation services, with special attention to the degree to which public health care facilities adhere to governmental standards of practice. METHODS: A cross-sectional study examined smoking cessation services by using a key-informant approach. All the services that delivered smoking cessation treatment in 2013 at the National Health System of the Rio de Janeiro municipality, Brazil, were included in the study...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174371/determinants-of-demand-in-the-public-dental-emergency-service
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Maria Sa Matsumoto, Marcia An Gatti, Marta Hs de Conti, Sandra F de Ap Simeão, Solange de Oliveira Braga Franzolin, Sara N Marta
INTRODUCTION: Although dental emergencies are primarily aimed at pain relief, in practice, dental emergency services have been overwhelmed by the massive inflow of patients with less complex cases, which could be resolved at basic levels of health care. They frequently become the main gateway to the system. We investigated the determinant factors of demand at the Central Dental Emergency Unit in Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The questionnaire was applied to 521 users to evaluate sociodemographic profile; factors that led users to seek the service at the central dental emergency; perception of service offered...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169041/treatment-of-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-a-literature-based-algorithm-for-use-in-the-public-health-care-system
#17
Ellen Luz Pereira Caires, Mailze Campos Bezerra, Ana Flávia Torquato de Araújo Junqueira, Sheila Márcia de Araújo Fontenele, Silvana Cristina de Albuquerque Andrade, Catarina Brasil d'Alva
Bisphosphonates are considered first-line agents in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis based on extensive experience of use, safety, and proven efficacy in reducing vertebral, non-vertebral and femur fractures. However, post-marketing reports based on the treatment of millions of patients/year over lengthy periods of time have revealed the occurrence of initially unexpected adverse effects, such as osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical femoral fracture, leading to the restriction of treatment duration with bisphosphonates by global regulatory agencies...
December 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164494/the-blood-bank-for-diabetes-screening-a-feasible-alternative
#18
Mauren I Anghebem-Oliveira, Claudia D Costa, Giorgio R Baldanzi, Juliane C Schmitt-Mansur, Geraldo Picheth, Fabiane G M Rego
BACKGROUND: Vascular complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) are associated with 5% of deaths globally every year. Early diagnosis and treatment could reduce this figure. The aim of this project was to investigate the frequency of undiagnosed DM among blood donors and the possibility of blood banks participating in DM screening. METHODS: Of the approximate 5,600 candidates for blood donation who were evaluated, 4,601 were considered suitable. Candidates with any type of DM, hypertension, thyroid disease, and/or continuous use of any drugs were excluded, resulting in the participation of 635 donors aged 18 - 69 years...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146172/regional-differences-and-factors-associated-with-the-number-of-prenatal-visits-in-brazil-analysis-of-the-information-system-on-live-births-in-2013
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Juliana Cristine Dos Anjos, Antonio Fernando Boing
Objective: To investigate factors associated with seven or more prenatal visits, in Brazil, in 2013. Methods: Cross-sectional study from the database of Information System on Live Births. The association of explanatory variables was tested with prenatal visits by means of the analysis of single and multiple multinomial regressions. The spatial distribution of prenatal visits according to the Brazilian municipalities was also analyzed. Results: It was found that 2...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146046/brazilian-specialists-perspectives-on-the-patient-referral-process
#20
Carmen Juliani, Maura MacPhee, Wilza Spiri
Since 1988, healthcare has been considered a citizen's right in Brazil. The Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), has undergone development and expansion to ensure universal health coverage for the Brazilian public, the world's fifth largest population. The coordination of effective communications between primary care physicians, specialists and patients is a significant challenge, particularly the referral process. Our study objective was to understand the facilitators and barriers associated with referral process communications between primary care physicians and regional university hospital specialists in the State of Sao Paulo...
January 29, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
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