Evaluation of space dimensioning of basic health units / Avaliação do dimensionamento espacial das unidades básicas de saúde / Evaluación del diseño espacial de unidades básicas de salud

Natália Pereira Marinelli, Maria Belén Salazar Posso


Objective: Characterize the Basic Health Units of a city in the interior of Maranhão, describe its spatial dimensions and compare the existing structure which determines the Ministry of Health. Methodology: Search exploratory-descriptive, cross-sectional, held in January 2013 in four Basic Health Units located in the urban area of a city in the state of Maranhão, in which observation and mapping to be studied field was carried out through an instrument developed by the researcher and evaluated the measurements for the technical design of the standard physical plant units. Results: The results showed mismatches in two teams implemented in respect of population coverage, and the sizing of the area of the four units’ health of living vaccine, which comprises a risk to the health of those working in this environment. Conclusion: It notes the need for correct spatial design of UBS, in accordance with current legislation, in order to offer a better physical environment for the performance of work tasks, reducing the exposure of workers to potential sources of occupational hazards and improving quality of care provided.

Descriptors: Spatial scaling. Physical hazards. Family health strategy. Basic health unit.



Dimensionamento espacial. Riscos físicos. Estratégia saúde da família. Unidade básica de saúde

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26694/reufpi.v4i1.2324


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