Rosimary Terezinha de Almeida

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OBJECTIVE To assess the use of the Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (NTISS) as a tool to quantify the use of technology in neonatal intensive care units, in order to detect discrepancies in the care provided to high-risk newborn infants. METHODS Prospective, descriptive, observational study about the use of technology in two neonatal(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to describe the developing health technology assessment (HTA) activities in Brazil, both historically and in the present day. METHODS This report is a descriptive analysis based on personal experiences of the authors and on selected literature. RESULTS Interest in HTA in Brazil began in the mid-1980s. Several(More)
The majority of technologies in use in perinatal care were organized into 45 technological functions. Forty-six experts from 19 different regions of Brazil and other Latin American countries then selected a "basic package" (BP) of 15 technological functions. Considering the 12 main causes of perinatal mortality in Brazil, the experts estimated the number of(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to analyse the relation between residence water access (water taps) and hepatitis A virus (HAV) antibodies, associated with socio-economic, environmental and demographic factors. METHODS A logistic regression model was used for estimating the relation between residential water access (presence of water taps(More)
Estimativa da efetividade do programa de rastreamento do câncer do colo do útero no estado do Rio de Janeiro/ Ediane de Assis Bastos. – Rio de Janeiro: Abstract of Dissertation presented to COPPE/UFRJ as a partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) order to calculate coverage of exams, follow-up of women and estimate(More)
The possibility of referring to the medical literature to support technology assessments in perinatal care was studied by examining more than 40,000 references contained in the Index Medicus of Latin America for the period 1984-88. A total of 1,074 references addressed perinatal technologies, but with irregular distribution. Information on effectiveness,(More)
This paper aims at to present the integration of the files of the Brazilian Cervical Cancer Information System (SISCOLO) in order to identify all women in the system. SISCOLO has the exam as the unit of observation and the women are not uniquely identified. It has two main tables: histology and cytology, containing the histological and cytological(More)
The response of healthcare services to new information systems depends upon, among other factors, their local organization. This study aimed at comparing the chemotherapy and radiotherapy production registers for the cities Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in the Ambulatory Information System of the Unified Brazilian Health System (in Portuguese,(More)
This article analyzes the implementation of Pap smears by the Cervical Cancer Control Program in 2002 in women 25-59 years of age residing in 850 municipalities (counties) in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Cluster analysis was performed to classify municipalities by: number of Pap smears performed; test findings; and adequacy of slides. The variable(More)
Filtration and prioritization are two basics steps in horizon scanning systems. This article aimed to map stakeholders' preferences in the Brazilian Unified National Health System (SUS) regarding filtration and prioritization criteria. Two filtration criteria (time horizon and innovation) and eight prioritization criteria (relevance to epidemiology, health(More)