Analysis of the Mais Médicos (More Doctors) Program in terms of its institutional arrangements: sector cooperation, federative relations, social participations and territoriality

Gabriela Spanghero Lotta Maria Cristina Costa Pinto Galvão Arilson da Silva Favareto About the authors


This article analyzes the Mais Médicos (More Doctors) program based on the concept of an institutional arrangement, understood as the set of rules, organizations and processes that define the specific design of a given public policy, defining how it will articulate across players and interests. This concept will allow us to understand the dynamics of the players in this arrangement, as well as their governance, decision-making and governability, and how these factors reflect on public policy performance. A deeper analysis is based on four categories considered essential to understand an organizational arrangement in Brazil: sector cooperation (sometimes referred to as intersecoriality), federative relationships, social involvement and territoriality.

Key words
Institutional arrangements; Mais Médicos program

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