Article of Open Journal of Maternal and Child Health 

Telessaud: a Tool for the Expansion Access to Health

Brito M.C.M1; Santos R.A.A2; Maia C.S3
1,2Estudante do Curso de Medicina – UFPE; 3Docente/Pesquisadora do Departamento de Histologia e Embriologia – UFPE

Technology is used today as a form of enhancing the reach of health institutions worldwide. Population living in underserved areas may experience better health treatments with the help of telehealth. To search throughout literature envidence do support the viability of telehealth as a way of enabling public health services to becoming a universal system. This is a literature review made by searching into the database Biblioteca Virtual de Saúde (BVS). Articles from 2010 to 2015 were used. Were also included other relevant articles of previous knowledge of the authors. 58 articles were found and 12 were used, besides six articles included afterwards. Encouraging the implementation of telehealth in public services would stimulate the ability of Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), the brazilian national health system, to measure up to its principle of universality, as well as promote a greater public health-related knowledge exchange.

Deprived Area of Medical Assistance; Public health; SUS; Telehealth.

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