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LIMA, Maria Luiza Lopes Timóteo de et al. Rehabilitation care for victims of accidents and violence: the situation of the municipal districts in Pernambuco, Brazil . Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.1, pp.33-42. ISSN 1678-4561.

A diagnostic analysis of care was conducted for rehabilitation of victims of accidents and violence in municipal districts of Pernambuco, Brazil, with over 100 thousand inhabitants. A cross-sectional and descriptive study was carried out. The principles of the triangulation method were followed because the study required the input of various informers and used a variety of collection techniques. An interview was conducted with the municipal manager of each district to map out and select the services to be analyzed. Questionnaires were applied to the managers of the services for identification of the unit, characterization of the activities and description of the structure. The results revealed that more than half of the services involved group care, prevention of relapses and neuropsychomotor stimulation. The team numbered 273 health professionals, with physiotherapists being the largest group (34.8%), followed by psychologists (13.5%), and speech therapists (12.8%). Only one municipal district supplied ortheses, prostheses and auxiliary equipment for locomotion. Deficits of some types of services and discrepancies in the distribution of such services were observed in the different areas of the state.

Keywords : Violence; Accidents; Health services; Rehabilitation; Health policy.

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