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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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BONFADA, Diego; CAVALCANTE, José Rodolfo Lopes de Paiva; ARAUJO, Dayane Pessoa de  and  GUIMARAES, Jacileide. Comprehensive health care as the core concept for technological organization in services. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp.555-560. ISSN 1678-4561.

Despite the marked achievements of the Unified Health System (SUS), implementation of its principles and guidelines has not yet been fully achieved. Therefore, this article reflects on comprehensiveness and technology reorganization based on soft technologies and expanded clinical care, not only as guidelines, but as core elements for a new way of thinking about health. It involves a literature review that not only seeks an overview of ideas about the subject, but also attempts to establish a dialogue between the authors in reference to reflect on daily services, especially in hospital. We found that most of the obstacles to improvement of the services of the SUS are related to the predominance of curative medical care in the thinking process of health professionals. Breaking with that logic, comprehensive care, technological reorganization and expanded clinical care can foster closer approximation between professionals and users, at the same time as actions come to be dictated by the individuals and the community, breaking with the vertical imposition of conduct. Thus, the traditional 'biologicist' approach to clinical care needs to be deconstructed to break with the logic of manifest suffering and "treat 'em and street 'em" philosophy.

Keywords : Human resources in health; Health policy; Health services.

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