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BARBOSA, Dayse Vieira Santos; BARBOSA, Nelson Bezerra  and  NAJBERG, Estela. Health Regulation: challenges to the Unified Health System governance. Cad. saúde colet. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.1, pp.49-54.  Epub Mar 11, 2016. ISSN 1414-462X.

The Unified Health System (SUS) has rationalized the use of resources, which is expressed in the regulation system. Thus, the challenge faced by the system refers to the ability of organizing its own activities. This article aims to describe the regulatory policy adopted by SUS, considering its conceptual and operational elements, focusing on the attention to the emergencies. This is a descriptive study, based on secondary sources. It takes as a starting point the definition of regulation, derived from Economics and describes the processes and tools for the structuring of an organization system of supply and demand in health. The definition of responsibilities among managers forms an organizing process of a governance system directed to an effective regulation, especially for ordering of supply and demand in one of its most sensitive areas - attention to urgency and emergency care. The structuring and operation of network services in this area can benefit itself from the flow control and from the services quality, depending on the usability of the constitutive components from the regulatory system, emphasizing its governance.

Keywords : health policy; health management; emergency medical services; health care coordination and monitoring.

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