Health Profession

Councils outline map of public health in poor municipalities of the country

Representatives of the regional councils of Medicine toured 43 cities with the worst HDI to assess local health

The Caravan 2012 National Health conducted an assessment of public health in a population of some of the regions with the lowest Human Development Index (HDI) of the country. The work, organized by the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM) and regional councils of Medicine (CRMs) of various states, it took two months to complete.

Representatives of CRMs traveled in the period from April to May this year, 43 cities with the worst HDI to assess the conditions of local health units, hospitals monitor and seek with the community perceptions about the quality of life.

All data collected will be part of a report to be sent to public officials and made available to citizens.

By checks and by the testimony of professionals and patients, caravans confirmed that investment in health is not a priority in most municipalities. This made the assessment of population to available services was low. The average general health was 5.29 (on a scale from zero to 10). The highest score for health was obtained in Mato Grosso (7.30) and worst in the Holy Spirit (2.07).

Among the municipalities, Peter Canary in the Holy Spirit, which has 24,000 inhabitants, had the worst average reported by the community: 1.5. Have the highest was obtained in Lati, municipality of Pernambuco, which had score of 8.1.

According to the director Ricardo Paiva, the review showed a need for more doctors in cities with smaller population and the creation of the state medical career in the mold of prosecutors and the judiciary. The model predicts dedication (40 hours) and requires managers' responsibility to provide the conditions necessary for the proper practice of medicine, such as physical infrastructure, supplies, support staff and easy access to exams.

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