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PIRES, Maria Raquel Gomes Maia  and  GOTTEMS, Leila Bernardo Donato. Analysis of managed-care in the Family Health Program: the methodologic and theory referential. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.2, pp.294-299. ISSN 0034-7167.

The theoretical-methodological referential is questioned on the possibility of its use to analyze the potential of the Care autonomy in the working process of the Family Health Program. The premise is that the analysis of the health working process, centered on the contradictions of care management contributes for unveiling emancipating potentialities. Objectives: to discuss contradictions, possibilities and challenges to the care management changes in the Family Health Program/Primary Care/National Health System, and to propose a theoretical-methodological referential for the analysis of the care management in the working process of Family Health Program. It is concluded that there should be used referential which explain if the health care tends more to the authoritarian dominium or to power sharing among the subjects, understanding them as complementary.

Keywords : Family Health Program; Primary health care; Health management.

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