Analysis of information on mitigating SUS’s judicialization in digital media
Purpose – This research aimed to analyze how information on public policies to mitigate the judicialization of
the SUS (Brazilian Unified Health System) have been disseminated via digital media to citizens and
Design/methodology/approach – Under a qualitative and inductive paradigm, the research was based on
the search for news on the Google pages. Data were grouped into higher categories to formalize theoretical
Findings – Data analysis showed that there are news classified into 11 codes, forming three news groups
broadcast as an effort by the programs to legitimize themselves with society: Perceived Quality, Publicity
Produced and Results Achieved.
Research limitations/implications –The relationship between the effectiveness of public policies and their
dissemination in digital media has implications for the result/legitimacy relationship, not excluding that public
marketing can make a program legitimate without having results that confirm its effectiveness.
Social implications – The work provides a means of understanding the dissemination of public policies, in
particular, verifying whether these are being provided in order to establish responsible and transparent
communication with the citizen or to legitimize public policies without effective results.
Originality/value – The proposed conceptual model is based on four quadrants and represents the
relationship between the results achieved by public policies and legitimacy, considering a phenomenon
resulting from public marketing. The association between the intensity of these constructs constitutes four
themes: fake public marketing, inefficient public policy, deficient public marketing and full public policy.