Services on Demand
Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
GIRON, Sueli Gandolfi et al. The importance of the diagnosis in local level for the program of Maternal Health Services. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1974, vol.8, n.1, pp.43-49. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101974000100005.
It was analysed an area in Osasco, São Paulo, with 40,134 inhabitants in order to know how the pregnant women from the area were assisted in this area. This area does not have pre-natal care to assist these pregnant women. A formulary was constructed and applied to a samples of 1,036 families. The results showed a high number of hospital deliveries, analysed a high conantration of prenatal consults (each pregnant woman went to the doctor's 6,27 times) and also showed that the pregnants were assisted by societies of groupal medicine. It was concluded that to program Maternal Health Services it is necessary first of all to know the necessity of that service in that area. They recommended that the oficial department of Public Health take in consideration every disposable resource in Maternal Health and give them technical support.
Keywords : Maternal Health Services; Pre-natal care; Pregnancy.