SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.12 issue4The use of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for Brazilian teaching hospitals´ evaluationSocioeconomic, anthropometric and food intake characterization of severely obese people author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Page  

Services on Demand




Related links


Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123


SANTOS-FILHO, Serafim Barbosa. Perspectives of the evaluation of Brazil's National Health Humanization Policy: conceptual and methodological aspects. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.4, pp.999-1010. ISSN 1678-4561.

The purpose of this paper is to prompt discussions of the perspectives of the Evaluation of Brazil's National Health Humanization Policy being implemented by the Ministry of Health (PNH/HumanizaSUS). It strives to systemize some Health Evaluation benchmarks, distinguishing two key aspects of this evaluation: one examines methodologies for the definition of Humanization actions monitoring indicators; the other analyzes evaluatory surveys measuring the impacts of these actions. Both aspects were scored, highlighting specific characteristics that must be recognized in the approach and use of evaluation methodologies under the aegis of this Policy. In order to strengthen such specific characteristics and approach perspectives, it explores the extent and complexity of the tools and actions proposed in the field covered by this Policy, while also offering an brief review of the concepts and components encompassed by the Monitoring and Evaluation area.

Keywords : Humanization; National Health Humanization Policy; Evaluation; Monitoring; Health indicators.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )