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Oral cancer and dentists in Primary Care: difficulties, behavior and expectation in Brazil.
Minerva Stomatol. 2020 Jun; 69(3):183-189.MS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Oral cancer affects thousands of people around the world, and the later the diagnosis is performed, the worse are prognosis and survival. In Brazil, primary care is the preferred gateway to the Unified Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde [SUS]) and has an important role in the coordination of and responsibility for user's care. The objective of this study is to evaluate the service flow of users with suspicion of oral cancer in Primary Care and also the dentist's perception regarding the diagnosis of oral cancer in the city of São Paulo.

METHODS

It is a quantitative-qualitative study, where 374 questionnaires were applied and 17 interviews were conducted with primary care dentists.

RESULTS

It was shown that professionals are aware of the role of Primary Care and also know their importance and need on referral network.

CONCLUSIONS

There are barriers that are imposed by the health network, that create difficulties to guarantee their fully professional exercises, with loss of health care tracking on the health care system.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Social Dentistry, Dentistry School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil - mariana.lopes@usp.br.Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Prostheses and Traumatology, Dentistry School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.Department of Social Dentistry, Dentistry School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.Department of Social Dentistry, Dentistry School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32610726

Citation

Galante, Mariana L., et al. "Oral Cancer and Dentists in Primary Care: Difficulties, Behavior and Expectation in Brazil." Minerva Stomatologica, vol. 69, no. 3, 2020, pp. 183-189.
Galante ML, Pedroso da Silva D, Gabriel M, et al. Oral cancer and dentists in Primary Care: difficulties, behavior and expectation in Brazil. Minerva Stomatol. 2020;69(3):183-189.
Galante, M. L., Pedroso da Silva, D., Gabriel, M., & Campos de Almeida Carrer, F. (2020). Oral cancer and dentists in Primary Care: difficulties, behavior and expectation in Brazil. Minerva Stomatologica, 69(3), 183-189. https://doi.org/10.23736/S0026-4970.19.04229-8
Galante ML, et al. Oral Cancer and Dentists in Primary Care: Difficulties, Behavior and Expectation in Brazil. Minerva Stomatol. 2020;69(3):183-189. PubMed PMID: 32610726.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Oral cancer and dentists in Primary Care: difficulties, behavior and expectation in Brazil. AU - Galante,Mariana L, AU - Pedroso da Silva,Dorival, AU - Gabriel,Mariana, AU - Campos de Almeida Carrer,Fernanda, PY - 2020/7/3/entrez PY - 2020/7/3/pubmed PY - 2020/7/4/medline SP - 183 EP - 189 JF - Minerva stomatologica JO - Minerva Stomatol VL - 69 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Oral cancer affects thousands of people around the world, and the later the diagnosis is performed, the worse are prognosis and survival. In Brazil, primary care is the preferred gateway to the Unified Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde [SUS]) and has an important role in the coordination of and responsibility for user's care. The objective of this study is to evaluate the service flow of users with suspicion of oral cancer in Primary Care and also the dentist's perception regarding the diagnosis of oral cancer in the city of São Paulo. METHODS: It is a quantitative-qualitative study, where 374 questionnaires were applied and 17 interviews were conducted with primary care dentists. RESULTS: It was shown that professionals are aware of the role of Primary Care and also know their importance and need on referral network. CONCLUSIONS: There are barriers that are imposed by the health network, that create difficulties to guarantee their fully professional exercises, with loss of health care tracking on the health care system. SN - 1827-174X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32610726/Oral_cancer_and_dentists_in_Primary_Care:_difficulties,_behavior_and_expectation_in_Brazil L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/5395 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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