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Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem

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ZEN, Daniela et al. Policies of attention to the elderly according to the voice of the municipal managers of health. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. [online]. 2018, vol.39, e62502.  Epub July 23, 2018. ISSN 1983-1447.


To analyze the understanding of municipal managers of health about public policies destined to the elderly population and the way they are effected in the city.


Qualitative study, developed with 14 municipal managers of health. Data were collected through a semi-structured interview and analyzed according the precepts of content analysis.


The results show the lack of knowledge of the municipal health managers, related to public policies of attention to the elderly. Also, the attention given to the elderly in the studied municipalities focuses on measures to control health problems.


The municipalities do not have specific health care policies for the elderly population. Thus, these results can support reflections about care for the elderly in health services, their relationship with legislation, and the applicability of public health policies.

Keywords : Aged; Public politics; Resources management; Health policy.

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