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Analysis of the use of data from the Primary Health Care Information System (SIAB): an integrative review of the literature

This paper aimed to identify instances of the use of data from the Primary Health Care Information System in the existing scientific literature. This study is an Integrative Literature Review and the search for articles was performed in May, 2013 in the Virtual Healthcare Library (MedLine, Lilacs and SciELO), considering publications from 2008 to 2012. The search for articles initially located 164 texts, though after applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria, this review concentrated on 12 articles. The main results showed that there are fragilities like the use of the form just for the record and the insufficient training of the teams. However, the positive aspect is that the Primary Health Care Information System is the leading source of health information and statistics, and that its information can and must be used for health planning activities. Thus, it is an information system that assists municipal management and the actions in health of its teams, alerting the community to the need for care of individual health.

Primary health care indicators; Public health; Primary health care; Public health policies

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