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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

versión impresa ISSN 1679-4974versión On-line ISSN 2237-9622


COTTA, Rosângela Minardi Mitre et al. Work organization and professional profile of the Family Health Program: a challenge in the health basic attention restructuring[ign]. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2006, vol.15, n.3, pp.7-18. ISSN 1679-4974.

This study aims to trace the professionals profile and the work organization in the quotidian of the Family Health Program (PSF) through a quali-quantitative research with application of semi-structured questionnaires directed to professionals of the family health team from the Municipality of Teixeiras, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Most of commu-nitarian health agents (ACS) showed complete high school level (55.6%), and only ACS received some kind of training. The wage was considered reasonable by doctors (66.7%), nurses (66.76%), ACS (39.0%), however it was low by most of nursing assistants (66.7%). Transportation was mentioned as main difficulty to realize the work. This research let us point out questions referring to work organization and professional qualification of ACS, as real obstacle to a more adequate implantation of this strategy according to their orientated principles, which have community and family as focus of attention.

Palabras clave : health manpower; inservice training; primary health care; family health.

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