LINES OF RESEARCH
The lines of research represent the peculiarities of knowledge production within an area of concentration and are supported, fundamentally, by professors/researchers from the program. Therefore, the lines of research shall: (a) aggregate, ensuring a balanced distribution of the research projects of the Program among professors; (b) ensure the connection of their course description with the topics of projects, theses, and dissertations; (c) ensure a balance between the number of research projects and the faculty members. Considering that the graduate program is an area for research and knowledge production, it is expected that lines, supervisions, disciplines, and research products are in close connection.
MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTHCARE NETWORKS
- Objective – describe, characterize, evaluate, and improve the various organizational models of Brazilian healthcare networks.
- Description – This line of research aims to broaden the knowledge of organizational health care networks through qualitative and quantitative methods. It starts from the premise that the organization of work processes is crucial in management and investigates the diversity of micro and macro management modalities existing in Brazil, both in the public and private fields. The choice of these different modalities to the reality of the Unified Health System may improve its performance, guaranteeing cost-effectiveness, benefits, and social mission.
MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY
- Objective – describe, characterize, evaluate, and improve health technologies understood as the set of tools characterized as low-tech density and high-tech density that is used in the different levels of health care.
- Description – This line of research uses quantitative methodologies, such as meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness to assess the impact of one or more health technologies on the different outcomes that are evaluated by health managers in the decision-making regarding incorporation, maintenance, or withdrawal of these technologies in the health system.