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LEAL, Renata Cristina de Angelo Calsaverini; BRAILE, Domingo Marcolino; SOUZA, Dorotéia Rossi Silva  and  BATIGALIA, Fernando. Assistance model for patients with asthma in the primary care. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2011, vol.57, n.6, pp.697-701. ISSN 0104-4230.

To create a program structured for the control and prevention towards asthma worsening, it is necessary to settle down actions of regionalization, planning and management. Currently, the Ministerial orders allow each municipality district to cope their needs with local initiatives, based on the search of the health indicators with University partnerships. Taking into account this context, it is feasible the implantation of an effective model through organized demand of attendance flow and physical structure, besides the withdrawal of medications and professional training. To describe the modus operandi situation currently in the Primary Health Care Units regarding these patients' reception, diagnosis, and follow-up, as well as the current situation according to the professional profile and sector. To introduce an assistance model for reception, of these patients in these primary care units. This is a bibliographical review based on the specialized literature such as scientific papers selected through the search on the SciELO and Bireme databases, from Medline and Lilacs data sources. A Committee was set up by members from the Health and Service , the Medical School, and scientific societies for discussion and planning.

Keywords : Asthma; public health; health primary care; health promotion.

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