Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print 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 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232007000400021.
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.