Evaluation of the physical structure of Basic Health Units


  • Raimundo Nonato Silva Gomes
  • Nytale Lindsay Cardoso Portela
  • Aliny de Oliveira Pedrosa
  • Luma Ravena Soares Monte
  • Juliane Danielly Santos Cunha
  • Thiego Ramon Soares




Health Services Evaluation, Health Infrastructure, Primary Health Care.


Objective: to evaluate the infrastructure of basic health units, as the adaptation to the standards recommended by theMinistry of Health. Methods: descriptive study with a quantitative approach, carried in 18 basic health units. For datacollection, we used a checklist built based on Ministerial Decree 2,226/09. Data analysis was performed using the StatisticalPackage for Social Sciences and a scoring scale (0-10) was used for the classification of health facilities. Results: 16.6% of theanalyzed units received the average score of 3.5; 16.6% received 3.0; 5.5%, 2.5; 16.6% received grade 2.0; 11.1%, 1.5; 11.1%,1.0; and 22.2% received 0.5 and, therefore, all units had inadequate physical structure. Conclusion: the city does not offerthe public a service that addresses the ideals standards in its structure in most of the inspected units.




How to Cite

Gomes, R. N. S., Portela, N. L. C., Pedrosa, A. de O., Monte, L. R. S., Cunha, J. D. S., & Soares, T. R. (2015). Evaluation of the physical structure of Basic Health Units. Rev Rene, 16(5), 624–630. https://doi.org/10.15253/2175-6783.2015000500002



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