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The path of suspicion to diagnosis of people with Covid-19




Coronavirus infections, Pandemics, Health services accessibility, Patients


Objective: To know the therapeutic itinerary of people diagnosed with Covid-19 from suspicion to the diagnosis.
Method: Qualitative research. 65 people diagnosed with Covid-19 residing in Rio de Janeiro participated. Data collected using a semi-structured form sent via social media and processed in the software Interface de R pour Multidimensionnelles de Textes Et de Questionnaires by Descending Hierarchical Classification and Correspondence Factor Analysis.
Results: Three classes of text segments were obtained that revealed the therapeutic itinerary, with emphasis on the search for care; shortage of tests; need to return to the units for diagnosis and monitoring; and the path to confirmatory test.
Conclusion: The therapeutic itinerary of patients with Covid-19 showed weaknesses in the face of difficulties related to access to diagnostic tests and the organization of the system to care the population's demand in the face of the pandemic.


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Silva, L. F. da ., Cursino, E. G. ., Brandão, E. da S. ., Góes, F. G. B. ., Depianti, J. R. B. ., Silva, L. J. da ., & Aguiar, R. C. B. de . (2021). The path of suspicion to diagnosis of people with Covid-19. In SciELO Preprints.


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