%T Hospitalizations due to primary care sensitive conditions after family health strategy implementation on Petrópolis/RJ
%A Zarlotti, Camilla
%A Scudese, Estêvão
%A Senna, Gilmar W.
%A Tonini, Teresa
%A Lopes, Taís de S.
%A Pestana, Carlos L. S.
%J Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online
%K Primary Health Care; Family Health Strategy; Health Programs Strategies; Hospitalization
%X Objective: To quantify and to compare the hospitalizations
sensible to primary care (HSPC) with the brute rate of
hospitalizations analyzing its frequency with the family
health program (FHP) in Petrópolis/RJ. Methods: After
analyzing the national health system data, we extracted the
rate of HSPC between 1999-2013. Then we have established
the ratio of the hospitalizations and city residents multiplied
by a thousand. The Pearson correlation coefficient was
applied to obtain the the variables correlation. Results: The
data presented a reduction of 54.4% in the number of HSPC
for the investigated period. Total hospitalizations related to
primary care conditions went from 19.9% to 16.5%. The rate
of HSPC decreased as the coverage of the FHP increased its
coverage. Conclusion: The changes observed are significant
and stimulate further investigations regarding the FHP
strategy and its potential as an effective way of reducing the
HSPC in other regions.
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