Medical perception of stroke care conditions in Brazil

Medical perception of stroke care conditions in Brazil

Author Baptista Gagliardi, Vivian Dias Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Simis, Marcel Google Scholar
Souza Cabeca, Hideraldo Luiz Google Scholar
Gagliardi, Rubens Jose Google Scholar
Abstract Stroke is currently the second leading cause of death in Brazil. Neurologists' reports on the absence of adequate resources for stroke care are frequent

however, there are no objective data on this perception. Objective: To assess the perception of neurologists of stroke care conditions in Brazil. Methods: Neurologists from all over Brazil were surveyed by means of an anonymous questionnaire about the main shortcomings in stroke care, focusing particularly on physical structure and infrastructure (diagnostic methods, patient transport, availability of beds, multi-professional team). Results: The main shortcomings are indicated: the worst conditions, among all items surveyed, were found in the public sector. In the private sector, conditions were better. Conclusions: Care conditions are worse in the public sector with regard to both infrastructure and human resources. Future public health policies for the prevention and treatment of stroke should be formulated, taking into consideration neurologists' perceptions.
Keywords stroke
surveys and questionnaires
medical care
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo Sp
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Arquivos De Neuro-Psiquiatria. Sao Paulo Sp, v. 76, n. 1, p. 13-18, 2018.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extent 13-18
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000422938800004

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