This study is part of a multicenter project to be held in South, Southeast and Northeast of Brazil and aims to analyze the recording instruments treatment in relation to the integration of care for patients with tuberculosis (TB) in Ribeirão Preto. This is an exploratory study with a quantitative approach, which will be held in Ribeirão Preto-SP. The study population will be carriers of TB notified residents in the municipality who completed treatment between 2012 and 2013, except for patients in the prison system. The research will be conducted through the collection of secondary data reporting system state (TBWEB) for identification of TB patients, the clinical records of patients selected, which allow access to recorded information to verify continuity of care, in the form of monitoring supervised treatment (yellow plug) for verification of the treatment and the patient record book and monitoring treatment of tuberculosis (green Paper), which allows access to records relating to clinical information, lab results and foreclosure situation. The selected variables will be analyzed according to the dimensions of aid coordination and casting services. After this phase, exploratory analysis techniques are also used in order to examine the relationship between variables. It is hoped this study, identify bottlenecks attention through analysis of records, focusing on the clinical record, since this tool allows access to information of all staff regarding the treatment of TB. Thus, you can promote comprehensive care to the user, according to the recommendations by the SUS, to remove barriers that disadvantage integration between levels.
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