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Document ID (ISN)108866
CIS number 08-1259
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de sa˙de ocupacional
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Santana V.S., Ara˙jo G.R., EspÝrito-Santo J.S., Ara˙jo-Filho J.B., Iriart J.
Title Health services utilization by workers who have suffered an occupational injury
Original title A utilizašŃo de servišos de sa˙de por acidentados de trabalho [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Jan.-June 2007, Vol.32, No.115, p.135-144. 16 ref.
Internet access http://www.fundacentro.gov.br/rbso/BancoAnexos/RBSO%20115%20Utilizacao%20de%20servicos%20de%20saude.pdf [in Portuguese]
Abstract This study describes health services use by workers reporting occupational injuries. Data were obtained from a community-based cohort study on health and work that started in the year 2000, involving workers from 2512 randomly-selected families in the city of Salvador, Brazil. A total of 628 occupational injuries were reported during the twelve months prior to the study. The majority (71%) of injured workers received medical treatment in facilities of the unified health system (SUS), a public health care system providing universal coverage. Around 15% received treatment from private health insurance plans. Among SUS users, most had no formal job contracts, although their services were also used by insured workers. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; health services; Brazil; national organization
Descriptors (secondary) informal sector; terms of employment; role of insurance institutions; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Health care services