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Table 2 Institutional and legal dimensions

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

a. Lack of accurate information on the availability of human resources and their distribution.
b. Civil service status limits the capacity of managers to change the working conditions of personnel.
c. Decentralizing human resources is expensive: homologation of salaries and benefits; hiring of additional personnel.
d. Decentralized governments have limited ability to manage personnel to respond to the needs of the population.