The More Doctors Program: documentary analysis of critical events and positioning of social actors

One of the challenges in consolidating primary health care, which is a priority strategy for reorienting the healthcare model in Brazil, is the difficulty of supplying and retaining health professionals, especially physicians, throughout the country. This study consists of a documentary analysis of the formulation and implementation processes of the More Doctors Program from 2013 (time of publication of Law No. 12871/2013, which created the MDP) to 2015. Through the selected publications, it was possible to map critical events, interests and identification of divergent positions among social actors (allies, opponents or indifferent) involved in the stages of formulating proposals and implementing the program. The analysis indicated that the MDP generally represented a step forward in providing expanded access to health in Brazil.