In this study quality assurance methods were used in an evaluation of a programme for Control of Diarrhoeal Diseases (CDD) in northeastern Brazil.
Seventy-eight randomly selected public primary care facilities in four states were assessed by trained surveyors.
Problems observed in the facilities were lack of information on target population and coverage, lack of equipment to permit rehydration in the premises, and frequent unavailability of trained professionals.
Health workers showed deficiencies in history taking, physical examination and knowledge on diarrhoea management.
Many caretakers had difficulties in recalling information given to them in the health facilities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Programme sanitaire, Traitement, Evaluation, Assurance qualité, Système santé, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Enfant, Homme, Nord est, Soin santé primaire, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Sanitary program, Treatment, Evaluation, Quality assurance, Health system, Brazil, South America, America, Child, Human, Northeast, Primary health care, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 199406.