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Nursing Services in the First Level of Care in Colombia. Analysis of the Offer 2002-2020

Invest Educ Enferm. 2023 Oct;40(3). doi: 10.17533/udea.iee.v40n3e04.


OBJECTIVES: This work sought to characterize the primary care nursing consultation services reported in the official systemsof health services records in Colombia between 2002 and 2020.

METHODS: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional, retrospective study. Node geographic analysis and descriptive statistics were performed for quantitative data from the Special Registry of Health Providers and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection.

RESULTS: The study identified 6079 nursing services of which 72% are outpatient, 95.05% are assigned to institutions providing health services, 99.75% are of low complexity, and 48.22% of the offer was created in the last five years. The nodes with the highest increase in the offer of services are Caribbean (n = 909) and Pacific (n = 499), while Amazon (n = 48) showed the lowest offer in the last five years.

CONCLUSIONS: Disparity is evident in the availability of services by region and node, in addition to a low liberal exercise to provide nursing care.

PMID:36867777 | DOI:10.17533/udea.iee.v40n3e04

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