The Community Health Worker: Forty years of experience of an integrated primary rural health care system in Brazil

N. Rice-Marquez, T. D. Baker, C. Fischer

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Abstract

This article presents one aspect of a highly successful, but surprisingly little known, rural health program in Brazil. Information on the selection, training, supervision, productivity, coverage, costs, and quality of care of their Visitadoras, a type of Community Health Worker, should be of utility to rural health planners and managers in other countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal of Rural Health
Pages87-100
Number of pages14
Volume4
Edition1
StatePublished - 1988

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Rural Health
Brazil
Primary Health Care
health care
Delivery of Health Care
worker
Quality of Health Care
health
community
experience
Costs and Cost Analysis
supervision
productivity
coverage
manager
costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Rice-Marquez, N., Baker, T. D., & Fischer, C. (1988). The Community Health Worker: Forty years of experience of an integrated primary rural health care system in Brazil. In Journal of Rural Health (1 ed., Vol. 4, pp. 87-100)

The Community Health Worker : Forty years of experience of an integrated primary rural health care system in Brazil. / Rice-Marquez, N.; Baker, T. D.; Fischer, C.

Journal of Rural Health. Vol. 4 1. ed. 1988. p. 87-100.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rice-Marquez, N, Baker, TD & Fischer, C 1988, The Community Health Worker: Forty years of experience of an integrated primary rural health care system in Brazil. in Journal of Rural Health. 1 edn, vol. 4, pp. 87-100.
Rice-Marquez N, Baker TD, Fischer C. The Community Health Worker: Forty years of experience of an integrated primary rural health care system in Brazil. In Journal of Rural Health. 1 ed. Vol. 4. 1988. p. 87-100
Rice-Marquez, N. ; Baker, T. D. ; Fischer, C. / The Community Health Worker : Forty years of experience of an integrated primary rural health care system in Brazil. Journal of Rural Health. Vol. 4 1. ed. 1988. pp. 87-100
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