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Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

On-line version ISSN 2175-9790

Abstract

MOURA, Cristiano Soares de  and  PERINI, Edson. Evaluation of pharmaceutical assistance in municipalities in the state of Minas Gerais. Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. [online]. 2009, vol.45, n.2, pp.279-286. ISSN 2175-9790.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-82502009000200013.

The study proposal was to evaluate the pharmaceutical assistance in the state of Minas Gerais (MG) utilizing pharmaceutical assistance indicators described in the literature. The evaluated items were: organization, financing, selection, acquisition, programming, distribution, availability and storage of medicines in 18 municipalities of the Regional Management of Health of Belo Horizonte. The results have shown good performance respecting service organization, presence and updating of Municipal Essential Drug List. The main problems were related to stock control and availability of some items. The work has demonstrated the operational viability of indicators, as to evaluate the conditions of pharmaceutical assistance, as to monitor their performance.

Keywords : Pharmaceutical assistance; Health services [evaluation].

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