Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
BARRETO, Anne Jaquelyne Roque et al. Organization of health services and tuberculosis care management. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.7, pp.1875-1884. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232012000700027.
The scope of this study was to analyze the discourse of managers regarding the relationship between the organization of the health services and tuberculosis care management in a city in the metropolitan region of João Pessoa, State of Pernambuco. Using qualitative research in the analytical field of the French line of Discourse Analysis, 16 health workers who worked as members of the management teams took part in the study. The transcribed testimonials were organized using Atlas.ti version 6.0 software. After detailed reading of the empirical material, an attempt was made to identify the paraphrasic, polyssemic and metaphoric processes in the discourses, which enabled identification of the following discourse formation: Organization of the health services and the relation with TB care management: theory and practice. In the discourse of the managers the fragmentation of the actions of control of tuberculosis, the lack of articulation between the services and sectors, the compliance of the specific activities for TB, as well as the lack of strategic planning for management of care of the disease are clearly revealed. In this respect, for the organization of the health services to be effective, it is necessary that tuberculosis be considered a priority and acknowledged as a social problem in the management agenda.
Keywords : Nursing; Health management; Tuberculosis.