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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724010/management-of-primary-care-a-challenge-for-international-cooperation-in-health
#1
Luiz Eduardo Fonseca, Maria Cristina Botelho de Figueiredo, Celina Santos Boga Marques Porto
The need to resolve immediate problems in basic healthcare systems and the decisions that must be made in the daily management of healthcare centers must reach beyond awareness of common sense, and be reinforced by the evidence sought in scientific knowledge that will provide a new look at the facts and phenomena that happen on a daily basis. This article examines an experience of triangular cooperation in health between Angola, Brazil and Japan, which took place in Luanda, Angola between 2011 and 2014. The "Project to Strengthen the Healthcare Through the Development of Human Resources at the Josina Hospital and in other Healthcare Services, and to Revitalize Primary Healthcare in Angola (ProForsa)", with the involvement of Fiocruz as the party executing the primary healthcare component...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718492/-hiv-and-syphilis-coinfection-in-pregnancy-and-vertical-hiv-transmission-a-study-based-on-epidemiological-surveillance-data
#2
Lisiane M W Acosta, Tonantzin Ribeiro Gonçalves, Nêmora Tregnago Barcellos
Objective: To estimate the rate of HIV and syphilis coinfection among pregnant women living in Porto Alegre, Brazil, as well as the association of coinfection with vertical HIV transmission and socioeconomic variables. Method: This analytical retrospective cross-sectional study employed data from the regular epidemiological surveillance system for the period from 2010 to 2013. Data were obtained regarding pregnant women with HIV and exposed children, syphilis in pregnancy, and congenital syphilis...
December 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718491/-hiv-aids-surveillance-among-pregnant-women-assessing-the-quality-of-the-available-information
#3
Maria Quitéria Batista Meirelles, Ana Karla Bezerra Lopes, Kenio Costa Lima
Objective: To analyze the quality of the information available in the Reportable Disease Information System (SINAN) regarding pregnant women with HIV/AIDS in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, between 2007 and 2014. Method: The quality of information was analyzed based on completeness (percentage of fields containing values that were not null) of fields (sociodemographic information, epidemiologic maternal history, pre-natal care, and delivery) and on the existence of discrepancy between the data sources analyzed (Natal and Mossoró municipal departments of health, state department of health, and Unified Health System information database, DATASUS)...
December 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717753/surgery-for-cns-tumors-in-the-brazilian-national-health-care-system
#4
Luciola Pontes, Maryam Nemati Shafaee, Benjamin Haaland, Gilberto Lopes
PURPOSE: Resource limitations in low- and middle-income countries make the management of CNS tumors challenging, particularly in Brazil, a country with major disparities in socioeconomic status and access to health care. We aimed to evaluate cancer-related neurosurgical procedures in the public health care system. METHODS: On the basis of Brazil's public health system database, we collected data for neurosurgical procedures related to CNS tumors performed between January 2008 and November 2013...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717740/curative-intent-surgery-for-pancreatic-tumors-a-review-of-procedures-from-the-brazilian-national-health-system
#5
Lucas V Dos Santos, Marco Antonio O Lessa, João Paulo S N Lima, Benjamin Haaland, Gilberto L Lopes
PURPOSE: In Brazil, a country with major health access disparities, resource limitations make management of pancreatic cancer (PC) challenging. This study evaluated curative-intent surgery for PC in the Brazilian public health care system. METHODS: We collected data for PC surgical procedures with curative intent in Brazil's public health care system (DATASUS) and from the demographic database. Costs, lengths of stay, number of perioperative deaths, and PC deaths were analyzed for each state and then associated with population, gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, and number of procedures...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701193/do-elections-matter-for-private-sector-healthcare-management-in-brazil-an-analysis-of-municipal-health-policy
#6
Alecia J McGregor, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira, Alan M Zaslavsky, Robert J Blendon
BACKGROUND: This study analyzed several political determinants of increased private-sector management in Brazilian health care. In Brazil, the poor depend almost exclusively on the public Unified Health System (the SUS), which remains severely underfunded. Given the overhead costs associated with privately contracted health services, increased private management is one driver of higher expenditures in the system. Although left parties campaign most vocally in support of greater public control of the SUS, the extent to which their stated positions translate into health care policy remains untested...
July 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700023/patient-safety-in-the-understanding-of-health-care-students
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Graziela Maria Rosa Cauduro, Tânia Solange Bosi de Souza Magnago, Rafaela Andolhe, Taís Carpes Lanes, Juliana Dal Ongaro
Objective: To verify the understanding of graduate health care students on patient safety. Method: Descriptive cross study, held in 2015 with 638 students at the Health Sciences Center of the Federal University of Santa Maria, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The study used a questionnaire with variables related to the characterization of students, the conceptual and attitudinal aspects of human error and patient safety, made available online in the Student Portal...
July 6, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685151/depressive-symptoms-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-the-linda-brazil-study
#8
Patrícia Damé, Kadhija Cherubini, Pâmella Goveia, Geórgia Pena, Leony Galliano, Cristina Façanha, Maria Angélica Nunes
This study aimed to assess the frequency and severity of depressive symptoms and their relationship with sociodemographic characteristics in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) who participated in the LINDA-Brazil study. We conducted cross-sectional analyses of 820 women with GDM who were receiving prenatal care in the public health system. We conducted structured interviews to obtain clinical and sociodemographic information and applied the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) to assess depressive symptoms...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676042/estimating-the-direct-costs-of-ischemic-heart-disease-evidence-from-a-teaching-hospital-in-brazil-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#9
Rosane Paixão Schlatter, Vânia Naomi Hirakata, Carisi Anne Polanczyk
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease. In the United States, 7% of adults over 20 years of age are estimated to have coronary artery disease. In Brazil, a prevalence of 5 to 8% has been estimated in adults over 40 years of age, with an increased number of hospitalizations associated with both stable and acute clinical manifestations; and health care costs have quadrupled in the last decade. To estimate the direct costs of managing ischemic heart disease patient care in a teaching hospital in Brazil from the perspective of the service payer, the Brazilian Unified Health System...
July 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658372/leading-causes-of-child-mortality-in-brazil-in-1990-and-2015-estimates-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study
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Elisabeth Barboza França, Sônia Lansky, Maria Albertina Santiago Rego, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Julia Santiago França, Renato Teixeira, Denise Porto, Marcia Furquim de Almeida, Maria de Fatima Marinho de Souza, Célia Landman Szwarcwald, Meghan Mooney, Mohsen Naghavi, Ana Maria Nogales Vasconcelos
Objective: To analyze under-5 mortality rates and leading causes in Brazil and states in 1990 and 2015, using the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2015 estimates. Methods: The main sources of data for all-causes under-5 mortality and live births estimates were the mortality information system, surveys, and censuses. Proportions and rates per 1,000 live births (LB) were calculated for total deaths and leading causes. Results: Estimates of under-5 deaths in Brazil were 191,505 in 1990, and 51,226 in 2015, 90% of which were infant deaths...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658370/completeness-of-death-count-coverage-and-adult-mortality-45q15-for-brazilian-states-from-1980-to-2010
#11
Bernardo Lanza Queiroz, Flávio Henrique Miranda de Araujo Freire, Marcos Roberto Gonzaga, Everton Emanuel Campos de Lima
Objective: Assess the completeness of the DataSUS SIM death-count registry, by sex and Brazilian state, and estimate the probability of adult mortality (45q15), by sex and state, from 1980 to 2010. Methods: The study was based on mortality data obtained in the DataSUS Mortality Information System, from 1980 to 2010, and on population data from the 1980, 1991, 2000, and 2010 demographic censuses. The quality assessment of the registry data was conducted using traditional demographic and death distribution methods, and death probabilities were calculated using life-table concepts...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658340/surgery-in-brazilian-health-care-funding-and-physician-distribution
#12
Nivaldo Alonso, Benjamin B Massenburg, Rafael Galli, Lucas Sobrado, Dario Birolini
Objective: to analyze demographic Brazilian medical data from the national public healthcare system (SUS), which provides free universal health coverage for the entire population, and discuss the problems revealed, with particular focus on surgical care. Methods: data was obtained from public healthcare databases including the Medical Demography, the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, and the National Database of Healthcare Establishments...
March 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614523/intra-urban-differences-in-rates-of-admissions-for-ambulatory-care-sensitive-conditions-in-brazil-s-center-west-region
#13
Alessandro Leonardo Alvares Magalhães, Otaliba Libânio de Morais
Admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) represent a useful indicator of assess to and the effectiveness of primary health care. This article examined rates of admissions for ACSCs and the main causes of admissions in intra-urban areas of the municipality of Goiânia, capital of the State of Goiás. An ecological study was conducted to determine rates of admissions in Goiânia's seven health districts between 2008 and 2013 using data from Hospital Admission Authorization forms obtained from the municipality's Hospital Information System...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614518/rationalization-and-sensemaking-in-care-management-an-experience-of-change-in-a-hospital-of-the-sus-unified-health-system
#14
Creuza da Silva Azevedo, Marilene de Castilho Sá, Marcela Cunha, Gustavo Correa Matta, Lilian Miranda, Victor Grabois
This study aimed to analyze organizational processes of change in the hospital care management by using qualitative evaluation developed in the case study. The study was developed at the Hospital Fornecedores de Cana de Piracicaba, in São Paulo State, Brazil, in September and October of 2012. There were 25 interviews with members of the senior board of directors of the hospital, managers and health professionals linked to healthcare of adults, in addition to the analysis of managerial documents and observations of some activities...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614512/sexual-and-reproductive-health-among-young-people-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
#15
Stella Regina Taquette, Denise Leite Maia Monteiro, Nádia Cristina Pinheiro Rodrigues, Riva Rozenberg, Daniela Contage Siccardi Menezes, Adriana de Oliveira Rodrigues, José Augusto Sapienza Ramos
We aimed to analyze the geographic distribution, the structure of healthcare services and the human resources of all units of the Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS - the Unified Health System) that provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to the adolescent population in the second largest city in Brazil. We conducted a cross-sectional study with geographical mapping and data collection through a questionnaire applied in person with coordinators of the units or their representatives in 147 outpatient clinics in Rio de Janeiro that have SSR services...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614504/care-coordination-in-primary-health-care-an-evaluative-study-in-a-municipality-in-the-northeast-of-brazil
#16
Italo Ricardo Santos Aleluia, Maria Guadalupe Medina, Patty Fidelis de Almeida, Ana Luiza Queiroz Vilasbôas
International and Brazilian studies have highlighted the importance of the coordination of care for the organization of local health systems. This study aimed to analyze the coordination of care by Primary Health Care (PHC) in a municipal health system in the State of Bahia. This study was conducted in the lead municipality of the macro-region and involved two levels of analysis: PHC team and municipal management. Outlining conditions for the study were defined (hypertension and diabetes mellitus) and an objective image corresponding to the coordination of care was developed based on current national and international literature review...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614501/the-group-oral-health-movement-in-brazil
#17
Catharina Leite Matos Soares, Jairnilson Silva Paim, Sonia Cristina de Lima Chaves, Thais Regis Aranha Rossi, Sandra Garrido Barros, Denise Nogueira Cruz
Group Oral Health (GOH) is a specific phenomenon in time, separate from other "Alternative Odontology", and a theoretical reference for dental practice in healthcare services. This study is an attempt to understand how long "Alternative Odontology" will remain with the social context of struggling for oral health in Brazil, based on the positions of the founding agents and their precursors, bearing in mind the concepts of GOH, GH (Group Health) and the SUS (Unified Healthcare System). We started out with Pierre Bourdieu's Practice Theory, complemented with Gramsci's concept of hegemony and counter-hegemony...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614500/oral-health-policy-in-brazil-between-2003-and-2014-scenarios-proposals-actions-and-outcomes
#18
Sônia Cristina Lima Chaves, Ana Maria Freire de Lima Almeida, Thaís Regis Aranha Rossi, Sisse Figueiredo de Santana, Sandra Garrido de Barros, Carla Maria Lima Santos
This study examined the implementation of Brazil's National Oral Health Policy by the three governments during the period 2003 to 2014. It provides a general overview of oral health care scenarios and examines institutional proposals and actions developed by the executive branch based on the components of the health care system. A documental analysis was conducted using documents produced by key government agencies. The findings show that there was an increase in the provision and coverage of public dental services between 2003 and 2006 and that rates were maintained to a certain degree in subsequent periods (2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014)...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614463/health-technology-assessment-the-process-in-brazil
#19
Fernanda Lessa, Marcos Bosi Ferraz
Objectives: To describe, analyze, and compare the opinions of decisionmakers involved in the health technology assessment (HTA) process in Brazil in 2011. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a structured questionnaire to evaluate the opinions of a convenience sample of health care professionals from both the public and private health care systems (HCS). The survey collected demographic data for each respondent along with their input on national regulations...
June 8, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614450/classification-systems-for-avoidability-of-infant-deaths-different-methods-different-repercussions
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Barbara Almeida Soares Dias, Edson Theodoro Dos Santos, Maria Angélica Carvalho Andrade
The objective of this study was to compare the avoidability of infant deaths according to different classification methods. This was a descriptive comparative study from 2006 to 2013 in Espírito Santo State, Brazil, focusing on the classification of 5,316 infant deaths according to five different methods. The methods of the International Collaborative Effort on Infant Mortality (ICE) and the SEADE Foundation correctly classified the highest proportions of deaths as avoidable versus unavoidable (94.6% and 94...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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