Primary care assessment from a male population perspective

<div><p>ABSTRACT Objective: to evaluate the quality of primary health care from the perspective of the male population. Method: a cross-sectional descriptive-evaluative study conducted at the family health units of Teresina, Piauí, Brazil, with the male population being interviewed through the Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT). Results: 301 participants with mean age of 51.34 years, married, incomplete elementary school and monthly income between one and two minimum wages. The evaluation was positive for the following care domains: utilization, information system and longitudinality. The features access, comprehensiveness of care, service available and service provided, family centeredness and community orientation obtained a negative evaluation. Conclusion: the features of primary care are unsatisfactory, indicating the need to expand access to services offered and to qualify care for male users.</p></div>