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Socio-political context and the organization of the workforce and the provision of primary care services

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posted on 2023-07-29, 07:06 authored by Wellington Pereira Lopes, Brígida Gimenez Carvalho, Stela Maris Lopes Santini, Fernanda de Freitas Mendonça, Caroline Pagani Martins

Abstract In order to analyze the repercussions of the socio-political and normative context for the organization of work in primary care, considering the composition, forms of supply of workers and the perception of managers about performance according to the type of bond, a qualitative study was carried out in 16 municipalities in the northern macro-region of Paraná, Brazil. Coordinators and health secretaries were interviewed from July to October 2021. The findings were presented in three categories: organization of primary care; forms of hiring professionals; and perception of managers about the workers’ performance according to the work bond. There is a preponderance of the Family Health Strategy in the organization of work in the 16 municipalities studied, in which there was the existence of primary care teams in only three. Regarding the forms of hiring, there was an increase in precarious bonds. Regarding the managers perception regarding the performance related to the type of bond, it is evident the idea that outsourced professionals present greater dedication when compared to those who have stability. The socio-political and normative context interfered in the organization and form of provision of professionals, as well as in the managers perception regarding performance and work bond.