Services on Demand
Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1984-0446
GONCALVES, Roselane; URASAKI, Maristela Belletti Mutt; MERIGHI, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa and D'AVILA, Carla Gisele. Evaluation of effectivenness of prenatal assistance in a health Family Unit in a city of the São Paulo State. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.3, pp. 349-353. ISSN 1984-0446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672008000300012.
Considering the importance of prenatal care quality to reduce maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, the aim of this study was to evaluate quality in the assistance to low-risk pregnant women by means of quality indicators stated by the Health Ministry. This is an evaluating, quantitative and retrospective study carried out in a Prenatal Service in a Family Health Unit in a city in the state of São Paulo. The results showed that the Family Health Program provides a quality prenatal assistance and that the link established between the Unit professionals and the Health Community Agents with pregnant women is imperative for the adherence to the Prenatal Assistance Program.
Keywords : Prenatal assistance; Women's health; Family health program.