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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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