The quality of alternative models of primary health care and morbidity and mortality in Brazil: a national longitudinal analysis

Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 4, 2021, 100034
Matías Mrejen, Rudi Rocha, Christopher Millett, Thomas Hone,

Evidence is limited on health benefits from quality improvement of primary healthcare (PHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study investigated whether increasing PHC quality in Brazil with highly-skilled health professionals and integrated community health workers (CHWs) was associated with reductions in hospitalizations and mortality beyond benefits derived from increasing access.