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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

VILLAR, Vanessa Cristina Felippe Lopes; SOUZA, Claudia Teresa Vieira de; DELAMARQUE, Elizabete Vianna  and  SETA, Marismary Horsth De. Distribution of mammography equipment and mammographies in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, 2012 and 2013. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.1, pp.105-114. ISSN 2237-9622.  https://doi.org/10.5123/S1679-49742015000100012.

OBJECTIVE:

to describe the distribution of mammography equipament and mammographies performed in Rio de Janeiro State.

METHODS:

this was a descriptive study based on information from the National Register of Health Establishments (CNES) and the Breast Cancer Information System (SISMAMA), 2012/2013.

RESULTS:

there were 546 mammography machines in use, 142 (26.0%) of which serve the Unified Health System (SUS); no shortage of mammography machines was found - including in SUS services - in the state's regions according to the national coverage parameter. Most mammography machines and exams were concentrated in Metropolitan Region I which had the highest ratio of SUS population and mammographies (170 231) with 228.3 tests per machine per annum on average.

CONCLUSION:

there is no shortage of mammography equipment despite inequalities in their distribution; however, average annual equipment productivity was low.

Keywords : Mammography; Equipment and Supplies; Health Services Accessibility; Health Care Resource Allocation.

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