Cluster analysis as a tool for management improvement in the SUS

Cluster analysis as a tool for management improvement in the SUS

Title: Cluster analysis as a tool for management improvement in the SUS;
Uso da análise de clusters como ferramenta de apoio à gestão no SUS
Author Tanaka, Oswaldo Yoshimi Google Scholar
Drumond Junior, Marcos Google Scholar
Cristo, Elier Broche Google Scholar
Spedo, Sandra Maria Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pinto, Nicanor Rodrigues da Silva Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Municipal Hlth Dept Sao Paulo
Minist Hlth
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The institutionalization of health services evaluation tools is a strategic challenge for the development of the Brazilian National Health System (SUS). The aim of the study was to explore the potential of cluster analysis as a technical tool to support the SUS management. Steps for constructing clusters applied to a concrete reality are presented and discussed, by analyzing a type of health care emergency services (AMA), in Sao Paulo city. The strategy was based on using secondary data to construct homogeneous groups, which allows multivariate analysis, enhancing the interpretation of the relationship between these data. The study findings indicate that this technique has the potential to be used by institutional actors in the SUS management to evaluate and to monitor health services in big cities or health regions.
Keywords Health Evaluation
Clusters Analysis
Health Management
Health Services
National health system
Language English
Date 2015-01-01
Published in Saude E Sociedade. Sao Paulo: Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publica, v. 24, n. 1, p. 35-45, 2015.
ISSN 0104-1290 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publica
Extent 35-45
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000354967300004
SciELO ID S0104-12902015000100003 (statistics in SciELO)

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