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ANDREUCCI, Carla Betina  and  CECATTI, José Guilherme. Evaluation of the Program for Humanization of Prenatal and Childbirth Care in Brazil: a systematic review. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.6, pp.1053-1064. ISSN 1678-4464.

The Program for Humanization of Prenatal and Childbirth Care (PHPN) was launched in Brazil in 2000, with quantitative criteria for obstetric care and SISPRENATAL as the database. The current study pooled the national data on prenatal care using SISPRENATAL and other data sources. This was a systematic review of prenatal care with an online search of articles in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and SciELO. The study compiled publications since 2001 that used PHPN process indicators. A meta-analysis was performed, estimating the mean proportion of each process indicator with its respective 95%CI. Process indicators increased over the target period, but SISPRENATAL showed low coverage for PHPN as compared to other data sources. The PHPN faces the challenge of proper data recording through SISPRENATAL. Priorities should include awareness-raising on the importance of data recording, training for inclusion of data in the system, and more accessible and less cumbersome data recording tools.

Keywords : Prenatal Care; Humanizing Delivery; Health Policy; Information Systems.

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