Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
SANTOS, Lenir and ANDRADE, Luiz Odorico Monteiro de. Interfederal health networks: a challenge to SUS in its twentieth year. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp.1671-1680. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000300002.
The present paper deals with the construction of health interfederal networks, composed by each federate organization that together will manage nationwide the Unified Health System in a shared and coordinated way. It also ranks the necessary conceptual elements to the network construction and adequate operation like local management boards, interfederal board of trustees and administrative organizational contracts.
Keywords : Service network; Public Health; Unified Health System; Interfederal networks; Organizational contracts.