Health

Volume 7, Issue 2 (February 2015)

ISSN Print: 1949-4998   ISSN Online: 1949-5005

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Quality of Service to Users of Primary Health Care: A Study of Evaluation

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DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.72023    3,957 Downloads   4,562 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

The quality of service to people in Primary Healthcare (PHC) is linked to the provision of quality service by professionals who integrate this service in the community. Accordingly, this study aims to evaluate the service given by health professionals in primary health care, from the user’s perception. This is an evaluative and quantitative study, conducted with people who use the PHC service. 180 adults are interviewed in the city of Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The results show that most respondents are women. The average age is of 36.65, median of 34.00 and standard deviation of 11,554. With regards to the quality of service, it ranges from fair to good. When performing correlation between the quality of service and time spent to reach the service, most people say that they spend between 0 and 15 minutes from their house to the healthcare service unit. About reception, respondents reported being satisfied and that the service has been responsible and quality for health monitoring. Thus, it is noted that the user classifies the quality of the service in primary healthcare as regular, showing weaknesses that need to be corrected to prevent damage in service provision in Primary Healthcare.

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de Andrade, F. , do Ceu Clara Costa, I. , dos Santos Ferreira, T. , Justino, D. , de Medeiros Souza, L. , Fonsêca, C. , Fernandes, P. and de Araújo, A. (2015) Quality of Service to Users of Primary Health Care: A Study of Evaluation. Health, 7, 201-206. doi: 10.4236/health.2015.72023.

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