A reappraisal in São Paulo, Brazil (2008) of "The Ecology of Medical Care:" The "One Per Thousand's Rule".

@article{Roncoletta2012ARI,
  title={A reappraisal in S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil (2008) of "The Ecology of Medical Care:" The "One Per Thousand's Rule".},
  author={Adriana Fernanda Tamassia Roncoletta and Gustavo Diniz Ferreira Gusso and Isabela Judith Martins Bense{\~n}or and Paulo Andrade Lotufo},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={247-51}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Medical ecology is a conceptual framework introduced in 1961 to describe the relationship and utilization of health care services by a given population. We applied this conception to individuals enrolled in a private health maintenance organization (HMO) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the aim of describing the utilization of primary health care, verifying the frequency of various symptoms, and identifying the roles of different health care sources. METHODS This was a… CONTINUE READING
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