Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
CAMPOS, Amanda Zandonadi de and THEME-FILHA, Mariza Miranda. Hospitalization for primary care-sensitive conditions in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil, 2000-2009. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.5, pp. 845-855. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2012000500004.
This study analyzed the correlation between evolution in coverage of the Family Health Strategy (FHS) and the hospital admissions rate for primary care-sensitive conditions (PCSC) in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil, from 2000 to 2009. This was an ecological study using data from the Hospital Information System (SIH), available from the Information System of the Brazilian Unified National Health System (DATASUS) and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Statistical analysis used Pearson's linear correlation coefficient and its significance. Campo Grande showed an inverse correlation, following the trend for the country as a whole, with a reduction in such admissions. The analysis of categories of hospital admissions showed a direct correlation with pulmonary tuberculosis, angina pectoris, and conditions related to prenatal care and childbirth. The results suggest that increased coverage of the FHS has contributed to a reduction in hospitalization rates for PCSC.
Keywords : Hospitalization; Family Health; Primary Health Care.