Recommendations / Lessons Learned: During 2001-2015, the Brazilian Basic Health Care achieved considerable progress in coverage, access and service quality in its Family Health Strategy, as evaluated with a set of diversified REF indicators. The PMM distribution rate of its professionals and the supply of Family Health Strategy services considerably strengthened Basic Health Care performance since 2013.
Recommendations / Lessons Learned: The impact of the insertion of Cuban doctors in Basic Health Care has been acknowledged due to the growing trend for the improvement of working conditions and compliance with work guidelines, particularly in the case of Family Health teams. Result indicators highlight a change in spontaneous as well as scheduled medical appointments.
Recommendations / Lessons Learned: The Program showed a capacity to improve the medical appointment rate of teams to which professionals had been assigned, reaching and even surpassing the rate of the country’s best teams without PMM professionals in the country.
Recommendations / Lessons Learned: This study must continue in order to: 1) Undertake a census data comparison of sectors with quality health care measures; 2) A possible analysis of the impact of social health and environmental determinants, the effect of the proximity to urban infrastructures, roadways, waterways, etc…; 3) A determination of income, schooling, gender, and age profile levels and other demographic characteristics a
Recommendations / Lessons Learned: In order to design an evaluation of the PMMB impact on the health of the populations that benefit from it, an initial requirement is to clarify certain matters relevant to this intervention and its implementation in Brazil: 1) The PMMB implementation contexts, in order to anticipate any heterogeneities; 2) The PMMB intervention: The establishment of a theory for the Program; and 3) The premise t