Atenção Primária à Saúde de uma cidade brasileira sob a ótica dos usuários e profissionais/Primary Health Care in the view of users and professionals in a Brazilian city

Maria José Sanches Marin, Milton Marchioli, José Eduardo Corrente
2015 Ciência Cuidado e Saúde  
The purpose of this study is to analyze differences and similarities between the Family Health Strategy (FHS) program and the Traditional Basic Health Unit (TBHU) in the view of users and health professionals, in a municipality of about 220,000 inhabitants. For data collection, questionnaires prepared with Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT) components were answered by 142 TBHU and 147 FHS professionals and by 199 TBHU and 197 FHS users. A significance level α equal to 5% (p ≤ 0.05) was used
more » ... ≤ 0.05) was used for analysis, and the Wilcoxon test, for comparison. The FHS was better rated in the majority of the dimensions analyzed, in the view of users and professionals. In the professionals' opinion, the TBHU was better in access, whereas the entrance domain showed no statistically significant difference when compared with the evaluation done by FHS professionals. Access and services were better evaluated by TBHU users comparatively with FHS users. Nevertheless, both models have important challenges, despite the better results of the FHS.
doi:10.4025/cienccuidsaude.v14i3.24050 fatcat:bke2mjkbzbgcfp5hzvtjiednbi