Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
CASTIEL, Luís David and RIVERA, Francisco Javier Uribe. Planejamento em Saúde e Epidemiologia no Brasil: casamento ou divórcio?. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1985, vol.1, n.4, pp. 447-456. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1985000400005.
This paper discusses the relationship between the epidemiological tool and the planning methods applied to Public Health activities in Brazil In order to achieve this, current ideas and trends of these disciplines are briefly reviewed. An analytical framework related to rationality in the planning process is considered. At last, possible reasons for explaining health planning failure in Brazil and the role of Epidemiology within this context are presented.