Major surgery delegation to mid-level health practitioners in Mozambique: health professionals' perceptions

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Cumbi A et al

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Number of pages: 9
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English

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This study examines the opinions of health professionals about the capacity and performance of the 'técnico de cirurgia', a surgically trained assistant medical officer in the Mozambican health system.

Despite some shortcomings, this cadre is highly appreciated, but the health delivery system does not recognize and motivate them enough. The findings of this study can be used to direct efforts to improve motivation of health workers in general and of técnicos de cirurgia in particular.

Bibliography: Cumbi A et al Major surgery delegation to mid-level health practitioners in Mozambique: health professionals' perceptions. Human Resources for Health 2007, 5:27.