More Doctors Project in indigenous health: reflections from an opinion survey

The study aims to contribute to the analysis of the implementation of the Project More Doctors for Brazil in the Indigenous Special Health Districts, with data produced by opinion research developed in communities that are served by Project’s physicians. The present analysis presents a set of data produced by a questionnaire applied to indigenous communities and then compared with the general universe of the same research in municipalities. The study identifies a significant increase in the number of physicians working in indigenous health, a positive perception of satisfaction with the project pointing out a non-exclusive relationship between access to biomedical services and the use of indigenous therapeutic practices. It also demonstrates the need to expand research on the consequences of the More Doctors Program, especially on qualitative and ethnographic bases.