Site da USP
Mestrado Profissional Gestão de Organizações de Saúde Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto - USP

Research lines

RESEARCH LINES – express the specificity of knowledge production within an area of ​​concentration and are supported and fundamentally by faculty members/researchers of the permanent body of the program. Therefore, the research lines do not represent disconnected disciplines, but should express a specific and well-defined cut within the area (s) of concentration and should be according to the size and area of ​​academic competence of the permanent faculty members, and shall: (a) aggregate, ensuring a balanced distribution among faculty members and the research projects of the Program; (b) ensure the articulation of their course description with the topics of projects and theses and dissertations; (c) ensure adequate proportion between the number of research projects and the size of the faculty members. Considering that the graduate course “stricto sensu” is the area of research and knowledge production, it is expected that lines, supervisions, disciplines taught and research products might be connected.



  • Objective – describe, characterize, evaluate and improve the different organizational models of health care networks in the Brazilian reality.
  • Description – This line of research aims to broaden the knowledge of organizational health care networks in Brazil through qualitative and quantitative methods. Part of the principle is that the organization of work processes is a fundamental point in management and explores the diversity of micro and macro-management modalities existing in the Brazilian reality, both in the public and private sectors, which makes it peculiar in relation to other countries that tend to adopt unvarying management policies. The adaptation of these different modalities to the reality of the Unified Health System can improve its performance, thus guaranteeing cost-effectiveness, benefits and social function.



  • Objective – describe, characterize, evaluate and improve health technologies, understood as the set of tools characterized as medium or low technology density, to high-technology density that are used in the various levels of health care.
  • Description – This research line uses quantitative methodologies, such as meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness to evaluate the impact of one or several health technologies on the different outcomes that are evaluated by health managers and prescribers in the decision-making regarding the incorporation, maintenance or withdrawal of these technologies in the health system.