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Confronting chronic diseases noncommunicable in primary health care in Goiás, Brazil: a descriptive study, 2012 e 2014




Primary Health Care, Chronic Disease, Health Evaluation, Epidemiology, Descriptive


Objective. Compare the actions taken to care for chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by primary health care (PHC) in the state of Goiás, Brazil, between 2012 and 2014. Methods. Descriptive study with secondary data from the National Program for Improving Access and Quality in Primary Care (PMAQ-AB). The proportions of teams that performed NCD coping actions were compared between PMAQ-AB cycles I and II using the McNemar test for paired samples. Results. 17 of the 20 variables studied showed an increase in the proportion between the two cycles. There was an increase from 16.0% to 32.1% of the teams that practiced all care management actions, 21.5% to 35.2% of those that practiced all health promotion actions and from 22.2% to 39.8% of the teams that practiced all activities at school. Conclusion. The confrontation of NCDs by PHC in Goiás was strengthened between two cycles of the PMAQ-AB.


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