The Brazilian More Doctors Program: evaluat ing the implementation of the Provision axis from 2013 to 2015

Hêider Aurélio Pinto Felipe Proenço de Oliveira José Santos Souza Santana Felipe de Oliveira de Souza Santos Sidclei Queiroga de Araujo Alexandre Medeiros de Figueiredo Grasiela Damasceno de Araújo About the authors

The More Doctors Program was created in 2013 to address challenges that constrained the expansion and development of PC, mainly the insufficiency and maldistribution of physicians and the inadequate training profile related to the needs of the population. The program consists of three axes: emergency provision, improvement of infrastructure and changes in training. This paper performs documentary and literature review as well as analysis of official databases with the objective of evaluating the results achieved up to 2015 with regards to physicians supply. We identified important advances in the allocation of physicians with equity; in the expansion of PC coverage; in expanding access to basic health care for the population; its impact on health indicators; and the positive evaluation made by users, physicians and managers regarding the program. As a conclusion, challenges faced by the program to effectively achieve its objectives are pointed out.

Primary health care; Physicians shortage; More Doctors Program

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