Not Just the Right to a Wheelchair but the Right Wheelchair-Improving Brazilian Wheelchair Service Delivery

Tulio Maximo, Laurence Clift

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Abstract

This paper discusses the barriers encountered before and after the implementation of good practice in the delivery of wheelchair provision services in Belo Horizonte city, Brazil. The results demystify some participants' initial idea that using an assessment form might take significantly more time. Major barriers to implementation had regard to the assessment of pressure sores and a lack of wheelchair suppliers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHarnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives
EditorsPeter Cudd, Luc de Witte
PublisherIOS Press
Pages762-769
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997979
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume242
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords

  • Brazil
  • Serviço Único de Saúde
  • wheelchair service delivery system
  • Wheelchair Service Training Package

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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