Evaluation of structural organization of municipal health surveillance of Pernambuco Health Region

Ewerton Handerson Figueiredo de Medeiros Michael Ferreira Machado João Mário Pessoa JúniorAbout the authors


This study aimed to evaluate the organizational structure of the health surveillance of 11 municipalities that are included in the 10th health region of Pernambuco State, Brazil. This is a descriptive and qualitative research that had as subjects 11 health coordinators. We used the interview technique based on semi-structured script. Data were obtained through technical "discourse analysis" in which communication has been interpreted as a process respecting the discourse logic. Results indicated fragility of health surveillance municipal services in the actions decentralization process, failing to meet, in their entirety, the demands from the territory. Among the problems, it highlights the lack of human resources; lack of continuing education policy; difficulties in interpersonal relationships between managers; insufficient financial resources; lack of adequate space, own vehicles, technological tools, difficulties in developing intersectoral action and planning management tools. It recognizes the need for greater engagement between managers and workers in the search for restructuring their actions and daily practices, with a view to operating in a decentralized manner, valuing efficiency of its services.

health surveillance; decentralization; health management; structure of services

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