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Table 1 Resistance of the workforce to a market-oriented health care model

From: Human resources: the Cinderella of health sector reform in Latin America

a. Health is not a right, and the reformed system is no longer based on the principles of solidarity and access to health care.
b. Health workers become part of a flexible workforce and are encouraged to compete, instead of collaborate, among themselves.
c. Worker unions lose power to influence the system and negotiate work conditions of behalf of affiliates.
d. The reform is an abdication of the responsibilities of the government to protect the population.
e. Physicians fear losing their professional autonomy.