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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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

Abstract

PEREIRA, Bernadete dos Santos  and  TOMASI, Elaine. Regional healthcare management support instrument for monitoring health indicators. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.2, pp.411-418. ISSN 1679-4974.  https://doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742016000200019.

OBJECTIVE:

to report the development of a computerized tool for regional healthcare management to monitor health indicators.

METHODS:

by means of a development survey conducted in 2013, the 'Indicators for Regional Healthcare Management' spreadsheet was built in order to evaluate 40 indicators spread over seven categories.

RESULTS:

the tool provides the population age pyramid, demographics denominators, a list of the five leading causes of death, and reasons for hospital admissions, while the graphs allow the indicators to be compared between municipalities within Healthcare Regions; the indicators can be updated annually, depending on the availability of results on the website of the National Health System Information Technology Department (Datasus).

CONCLUSION:

the tool contains information about the method for calculating indicators and accessing sources of information. It has the potential to be used by other Healthcare Coordination bodies, and can be used to qualify the continuing education of planners and managers, besides assisting with Healthcare Region planning.

Keywords : Health Status Indicators; Information Systems; Health Planning..

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