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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Variables Associated With The Performance Of Centers For Dental Specialties In Brazil.
Author: Cortellazzi, Karine Laura
Balbino, Edna Cesar
Guerra, Luciane Miranda
Vazquez, Fabiana de Lima
Bulgareli, Jaqueline Vilela
Ambrosano, Glaucia Maria Bovi
Pereira, Antonio Carlos
Mialhe, Fábio Luiz
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of the Centers for Dental Specialties (CDS) in the country and associations with sociodemographic indicators of the municipalities, structural variables of services and primary health care organization in the years 2004-2009. The study used secondary data from procedures performed in the CDS to the specialties of periodontics, endodontics, surgery and primary care. Bivariate analysis by χ2 test was used to test the association between the dependent variable (performance of the CDS) with the independents. Then, Poisson regression analysis was performed. With regard to the overall achievement of targets, it was observed that the majority of CDS (69.25%) performance was considered poor/regular. The independent factors associated with poor/regular performance of CDS were: municipalities belonging to the Northeast, South and Southeast regions, with lower Human Development Index (HDI), lower population density, and reduced time to deployment. HDI and population density are important for the performance of the CDS in Brazil. Similarly, the peculiarities related to less populated areas as well as regional location and time of service implementation CDS should be taken into account in the planning of these services.
Citation: Revista Brasileira De Epidemiologia = Brazilian Journal Of Epidemiology. v. 17, n. 4, p. 978-88, 2014-Dec.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2014
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