Health is an important area of activity of the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea), whose purpose is to promote and carry out research and social and economic studies, as well as disseminate the resulting knowledge, offering society solutions to the challenges of economic and social Brazilian development. In the perspective of the relation between health and development, the objective of this text is to analyze the contributions of Ipea to the promotion of national socioeconomic development, through its production in health from 1982 to 2018. A descriptive and relational bibliometric study was carried out, in order to describe this production and to identify the relationships between the various subjects treated in the documents produced that are of interest to the Health Sciences (human health), with or without interfaces with other areas of knowledge. The analysis of the mapped material was done with the support of the software Iramuteq (Interface de R pour les Analyses Multidimensionneles de Textes et de Questionnaires), version 0.7 alpha 2, for treatment of the qualitative data related to the document subject descriptors. From the Descending Hierarchical Classification (CHD), which considered 349 texts (77.7% of the textual corpus), three categories of subjects were obtained which, in general terms, refer to the following topics dealt with in this production:: i) financing of Brazilian public health care system (SUS), health expenditures and government regulation; ii) resource allocation and health management; and iii) inequalities in health levels, inequalities in the access to health services, and social participation. It is concluded that the Institute's researchers have produced knowledge and provided relevant information on aspects related to population health and the health sector that impact development factors, especially in identifying problems, monitoring and evaluating public policies and programs. In addition, that it is possible to enhance this contribution in the health area, with the active participation of its staff in the proposals elaboration, policies formulation and in the medium and long term governmental planning.
health care sector
EconStor: OA server of the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics