Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem
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REHEM, Tania Cristina Morais Santa Barbara; CIOSAK, Suely Itsuko and EGRY, Emiko Yoshikawa. Ambulatory care sensitive conditions: general hospital of micro-region of São Paulo municipality, Brazil. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.3, pp. 535-542. ISSN 0104-0707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072012000300007.
Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions List was adopted in Brazil, to evaluate access and care effectiveness. This study aimed to present panoramic view of these hospitalizations in a General Hospital of São Paulo Municipality, Brazil. The methodology used was type ecological and exploratory. The data source was the Hospital Information System of Brazilian Unified Health System collected and a sample of hospitalizations. The results showed that there is a reduction tendency of this kind of hospitalizations and the most important cause during three years was bacterial pneumonia. There was predominance of women and patients older than 65 years old. In conclusion, the List is an important tool to evaluate access and effectiveness of Primary Care Services, but also it is relevant to know and evaluate the health network organization due to assure continuity of care to reach the principle of integrality of health care.
Keywords : Hospitalization; Primary health care; Evaluation.