Evaluation of Quality Care for Senior Citizens in Primary Health Care


Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the quality care received by senior citizens in Primary Health Care (PHC) in the Unified Health System, with the objectives of contributing with the comprehensive implementation of humanized conduct and actions for this part of the population. Methods: This is a descriptive-exploratory study with a quantitative approach that was conducted in the city of Santa Cruz, which is located in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, with a population of 130 senior citizens. The research was approved by the Committee for Ethics in Research at the Federal University at Rio Grande do Norte under protocol 152/2012. Results: In the results, the classification of the PHC services varied from good to reasonable. Regarding the assistance offered to the aging and comprehensive care, there were failures in accordance with how it’s recommended in the National Healthcare System. This concludes, through the perspective of the elderly user, the need for the reformulation of the activities which are offered to this population and therefore the implementation of conduct for better service in the area of Primary Health Care.

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dos Santos Ferreira, T. , de Andrade, T. , Barbosa, J. , do Ceu Clara Costa, I. and de Andrade, F. (2015) Evaluation of Quality Care for Senior Citizens in Primary Health Care. Health, 7, 1069-1074. doi: 10.4236/health.2015.79121.

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