Evaluation of the Attributes of Primary Healthcare during an Internship in Family Health

Tiago Salessi Lins Francisco José Passos Soares Jorge Artur Peçanha de Miranda Coelho About the authors


The aim of this study was to evaluate the attributes of PHC developed during an internship in Family Health. Cross-sectional in nature, data for the study was collected via the PCATool-Brazil questionnaire applied to both medical preceptors in Basic Unit Family Health (UBSF) and students to have attended Family Health training at the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal). The average scores for both preceptors and students were considered good: essential scores were 6.71 and 6.78, derivative scores were 7.35 and 7.67 and overall scores were 6.88 and 6.91 for the preceptors and the students respectively. Several weaknesses were however highlighted on access attributes (5.94 and 5.91), care coordination (5.33 and 5.00), integrality and complementary services (6.36 and 5.99). This showed that scores for Ufal’s teaching UBSFs are mostly up to the APS standards, therefore helping ensure it provides training adapted to the population’s healthcare needs, although adjustments may be made where necessary in order to strengthen teaching and service integration.

Primary Health Care; Health Education; Health Care Access and Evaluation; Medical Education

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