Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
PROTTI, Simone Teresinha et al. Managing the Basic Health Unit in tuberculosis control: a field of challenges. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2010, vol.44, n.3, pp. 665-670. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342010000300016.
In this study we analyzed the management of Basic Health Units in terms of Tuberculosis (TB) control in a city in the interior of São Paulo state. Fourteen managers participated in the study. A closed questionnaire was administered and an open question was also applied. The interview was carried out after obtaining free and informed consent. Data analysis was performed using the Statsoft software Statística 8.0 and thematic content analysis was used for the qualitative data. It was found there is a clear technical-bureaucratic management, deficient in the activity planning and organization dimensions at the BHU. Hence, health care managers in this study should include management aspects of planning and organization as ways to make TB control feasible.
Keywords : Tuberculosis; Management; Health planning; Health Systems.