Executive Summaries

These Executive Summaries are part of the PMM Knowledge Platform Project to strength the relationship between knowledge and management and raise awareness by managers and the concerned public, concerning PMM aspects that can make a difference in improving health services, as part of Brazil’s Single Health System (SUS) and health care for the population.

ABRASCO (Brazilian Association of Collective Health) Primary Health Care Research Network investigators were convened, and they conducted an analysis of the results of articles from studies and research on specific select issues. 

The themes planned for 2017 and the respective researchers who answered the call were:

Attracting and retaining doctors for PMM - Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa     
PMM and the creation of links – Marcia Regina Cubas   
PMM and its contributions to indigenous health – Magda Almeida
PMM and Primary Health Care (APS)-sensitive hospitalizations – Fulvio B. Nedel
PMM and medical training – Elaine Thume

Access to PMM Executive Summaries, a partnership of PAHO/WHO Brasil and the ABRASCO Primary Health Care Research Network


1. Attracting and retaining doctors and PMM 
Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa, Juliana Goulart Nascimento Soares, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha
This summary provides information to managers on attracting and retaining Brazilian primary health care doctors under the perspective of the PMM.  It deals with supporting eventual public policy decisions to provide professionals.  Attracting and retaining them are very difficult issues due to the large turnover of the involved professionals, mainly doctors.  By using the information obtained with a georeferenced analysis of data collected from 2008 through 2015, it is possible to identify the regions experiencing the worst difficulty in retaining professionals, as well as visualize the major achievements during this period obtained by PMM on this matter.
2. PMM and its contributions to the strengthening of the SUS Primary Health Care:  creation of links with the communities and strengthening of the health team
Marcia Regina Cubas
The objective of this summary is to provide managers with information on how links with the community and the strengthening of the health team, especially the Family Health Strategy (ESF), are enhanced with the presence and performance of PMM doctors.  The present text will assist the management in making informed decisions on the basis of effective and practical results, as well as contributing to public transparency and accountability.
3. PMM and its contributions to indigenous health:  research information
Magda Moura de Almeida, Geísa Costa Oliveira de Medeiros Santana e Rafaela Barros de Sousa
This summary is for the purpose of submitting a synthesis of the experiences, results, and positions obtained from bibliographic sources on the insertion of the PMM to address the health care of the indigenous population, in order to strengthen theoretical bases for managers to determine the future challenges in implementing an equitable and integrated health system for indigenous peoples.
4. PMM and preventable primary health care hospitalizations
Fúlvio B. Nedel, Claunara Schilling Mendonça, Maria Cristina Calvo
The objective of this summary is to synthesize the conclusions of studies conducted to date on the impact of PMM on hospitalizations for Primary Health Care-sensitive conditions (CSAP), and provide the pertinent and precise material needed for informed deliberations on health care management.
5. PMM and medical formation