Planning and development of Continuing Health Education actions in the perspective of the PMAQ-AB

Thiala Maria Carneiro de Almeida Rose Manuela Marta Santos Daniela Márcia Neri Sampaio Alba Benemérita Alves Vilela About the authors


The purpose of this article is to analyze how the development of the Continuing Education actions takes place based on the planning and evaluation documents of the actions of the National Program for Improvement for Access and Quality Improvement of Primary Care (PMAQ-AB). As a methodology, a documentary analysis of the Self-Assessment for Improving Access and Quality of Primary Care (AMAQ-AB) was carried out between November 2017 and March 2018, completed by the management team and the teams of six Family Health Units of the Urban Zone, regarding the third cycle of the PMAQ-AB. In addition to the attendance sheet and/or minutes with Continuing Education actions, Continuing Education Plan carried out by the management in 2017 and Municipal Health Plan 2014-2017. The results showed that Continuing Education is positively self-assessed by both. In relation to the other documents, there were weaknesses in the planning and performance of these actions. It is concluded that AMAQ-AB is a powerful new device for the analysis of Continuing Education in primary care, and it is necessary to increase its importance in the qualification of Primary Health Care.

Continuing education; Health evaluation; Primary Health Care

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