Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
BERRETTA, Isabel Quint; LACERDA, Josimari Telino de and CALVO, Maria Cristina Marino. Evaluation model for municipal health planning management. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.11, pp. 2143-2154. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2011001100008.
This article presents an evaluation model for municipal health planning management. The basis was a methodological study using the health planning theoretical framework to construct the evaluation matrix, in addition to an understanding of the organization and functioning designed by the Planning System of the Unified National Health System (PlanejaSUS) and definition of responsibilities for the municipal level under the Health Management Pact. The indicators and measures were validated using the consensus technique with specialists in planning and evaluation. The applicability was tested in 271 municipalities (counties) in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, based on population size. The proposed model features two evaluative dimensions which reflect the municipal health administrator's commitment to planning: the guarantee of resources and the internal and external relations needed for developing the activities. The data were analyzed using indicators, sub-dimensions, and dimensions. The study concludes that the model is feasible and appropriate for evaluating municipal performance in health planning management.
Keywords : Health Evaluation; Health Management; Planning.