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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

SANTOS, Marize Melo dos et al. Healthcare provided to Indigenous people from the Northeast Brazilian state of Maranhão by the Unified Health System in Teresina-PI in 2011: a descriptive study. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.1, pp.127-136. ISSN 1679-4974.  https://doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742016000100013.

OBJECTIVE:

to describe access to health services by Indians of Kanela and Guajajara ethnic groups and their satisfaction with care provided by the Unified Health System (SUS).

METHODS:

a descriptive study of a non-probabilistic sample of Indigenous people living in Barra do Corda, State of Maranhão, receiving SUS healthcare in Teresina, State of Piauí, Brazil, in 2011; a questionnaire was administered on frequently used health services, forms of access and ease or difficultly in accessing them.

RESULTS:

67 heads of family replied; 48 of them had used hospitals and 43 were satisfied with the services; among those admitted to hospital, 17 considered the meals offered there different to their customs or bad and 28 did not sleep as they traditionally did in their villages.

CONCLUSION:

access to SUS was facilitated by health professionals and the majority were satisfied with the care received.

Keywords : Health Service Accessibility; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Indians, South American; Unified Health System; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

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