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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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

Abstract

SILVA, Sarah Nascimento  and  LIMA, Marina Guimarães. Evaluation of Psychosocial Care Centers’ structure in the region of Médio Paraopeba, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.1, pp.149-160. ISSN 1679-4974.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742017000100016.

OBJECTIVE:

to evaluate the physical facilities, human resources and activities developed in the Psychosocial Care Centers (CAPS) in the region of Médio Paraopeba, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2014.

METHODS:

this is an evaluation study of the dimensions of structure and processes proposed by Donabedian, based on recommendations of the Ministry of Health and current laws; semi-structured forms were used to interview health managers; direct observation of mental health services was performed.

RESULTS:

in 12 of the 14 CAPS studied, it was found the minimum recommended of physical facilities and full professional staff and in greater number than established by law; the use of community spaces, communication and exchange of information with other units of health care network was deficient in most of the centers.

CONCLUSION:

although most of the aspects were suitable, some deficiencies were observed; criteria definition and legislation updates are necessary to improve health services and to accomplish the proposal of network service.

Keywords : Mental Health Services; Structure of Services; Health Services Evaluation.

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