Pediatric care in Brazil's Unified Health System: reflections on the role of pediatricians in Family Healthcare Strategy

Carlos Roberto Soares Freire de Rivorêdo Gustavo Nunes Oliveira Roberto Teixeira Mendes About the authors

This essay seeks to contribute to the elucidation of the potential activities of pediatricians in the Family Healthcare Strategy. The origins, types of care and inherent implications to the process of change in the Healthcare Model that are being implemented in the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) since the Basic Operational Norms were instituted in 1996 are duly presented.

Pediatric practice; Family health; Healthcare models

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