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OLIVEIRA, Maria Amélia de Campos  and  PEREIRA, Iara Cristina. Primary Health Care essential attributes and the Family Health Strategy. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2013, vol.66, n.spe, pp.158-164. ISSN 0034-7167.

The essential attributes of Primary Health Care are attention at first contact, longitudinality, completeness and coordination, and the derived attributes are family and community orientation and cultural competence. This paper discusses the presence of such attributes in Family Health Strategy, a political and governmental proposal to change the health care model in the context of the Unified Health System in Brazil.

Keywords : Health Policy; Primary Health Care; Family Health.

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