Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
RIVOREDO, Carlos Roberto Soares Freire de; OLIVEIRA, Gustavo Nunes and MENDES, Roberto Teixeira. Pediatric care in Brazil's Unified Health System: reflections on the role of pediatricians in Family Healthcare Strategy. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.10, pp.4221-4228. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011001100027.
This essay seeks to contribute to the elucidation of the potential activities of pediatricians in the Family Healthcare Strategy. The origins, types of care and inherent implications to the process of change in the Healthcare Model that are being implemented in the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) since the Basic Operational Norms were instituted in 1996 are duly presented.
Keywords : Pediatric practice; Family health; Healthcare models.