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  1. Content type: Research

    The uneven geographical distribution of physicians in Japan is a result of those physicians electing to work in certain locations. In order to understand this phenomenon, it is necessary to analyze the geograp...

    Authors: Hiroo Ide, Shunsuke Doi, Hidenao Atarashi, Shinsuke Fujita and Soichi Koike

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:26

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  2. Content type: Research

    In workforce planning for oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the Netherlands, it is important to plan timely, as these dental specialists are required to earn both medical and dental degrees. An important fact...

    Authors: Joost C. L. den Boer, Steven A. Zijderveld and Josef J. M. Bruers

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:25

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  3. Content type: Research

    Countries vary in the extent to which reforms have been implemented expanding nurses’ Scopes-of-Practice (SoP). There is limited cross-country research if and how reforms affect clinical practice, particularly...

    Authors: Claudia B. Maier, Julia Köppen and Reinhard Busse

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:24

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  4. Content type: Case study

    There is a global health workforce shortage, which is considered critical in Nepal, a low-income country with a predominantly rural population. General practitioners (GPs) may play a key role improving access ...

    Authors: Bikash Gauchan, Stephen Mehanni, Pawan Agrawal, Mandeep Pathak and Santosh Dhungana

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:23

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  5. Content type: Review

    Community health workers (CHWs) are an important human resource in improving coverage of and success to interventions aimed at reducing malaria incidence. Evidence suggests that the performance of CHWs in mala...

    Authors: Helen Mwiinga Chipukuma, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Choolwe Jacobs, Gershom Chongwe, Mumbi Chola, Hikabasa Halwiindi, Jessy Zgambo and Charles Michelo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:22

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  6. Content type: Research

    The internal migration of physicians from one place to another in the same country can unbalance the supply and distribution of these professionals in national health systems. In addition to economic, social a...

    Authors: Mario Cesar Scheffer, Alex Jones Flores Cassenote, Aline Gil Alves Guilloux and Mario Roberto Dal Poz

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:21

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  7. Content type: Research

    Documented evidence shows that task shifting has been practiced in Uganda to bridge the gaps in the health workers’ numbers since 1918. The objectives of this study were to provide a synthesis of the available...

    Authors: Sebastian Olikira Baine, Arabat Kasangaki and Euzobia Margaret Mugisha Baine

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:20

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  8. Content type: Research

    Participation of women in the medical profession over several countries worldwide was increased over the past decades. This paper is a part of ongoing studies aiming at addressing the issue of health workforce...

    Authors: Nazar A. Mohamed, Nadia Noor Abdulhadi, Abdullah A. Al-Maniri, Nahida R. Al-Lawati and Ahmed M. Al-Qasmi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:19

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  9. Content type: Methodology

    In India, amidst the increasing number of health programmes, there are concerns about the performance of frontline health workers (FLHW). We assessed the time utilisation and factors affecting the work of fron...

    Authors: Samiksha Singh, Sanjeev Upadhyaya, Pradeep Deshmukh, Amol Dongre, Neha Dwivedi, Deepak Dey and Vijay Kumar

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:17

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  10. Content type: Research

    Our overarching study objective is to further our understanding of the work psychology of Health Support Workers (HSWs) in long-term care and home and community care settings in Ontario, Canada. Specifically, ...

    Authors: Whitney Berta, Audrey Laporte, Tyrone Perreira, Liane Ginsburg, Adrian Rohit Dass, Raisa Deber, Andrea Baumann, Lisa Cranley, Ivy Bourgeault, Janet Lum, Brenda Gamble, Kathryn Pilkington, Vinita Haroun and Paula Neves

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:15

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  11. Content type: Review

    Mounting evidence suggests that holding multiple concurrent jobs in public and private (dual practice) is common among health workers in low- as well as high-income countries. Nurses are world’s largest health...

    Authors: Giuliano Russo, Inês Fronteira, Tiago Silva Jesus and James Buchan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:14

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  12. Content type: Research

    While the demand for health services keep escalating at the grass roots or rural areas of China, a substantial portion of healthcare resources remain stagnant in the more developed cities and this has entrench...

    Authors: Xinglong Xu, Lulin Zhou, Henry Asante Antwi and Xi Chen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:13

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  13. Content type: Research

    The Malian Nutrition Division of the Ministry of Health and Action Against Hunger tested the feasibility of integrating treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) into the existing Integrated Community Case ...

    Authors: Eleanor Rogers, Karen Martínez, Jose Luis Alvarez Morán, Franck G. B. Alé, Pilar Charle, Saul Guerrero and Chloe Puett

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:12

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  14. Content type: Research

    While evidence supports community health worker (CHW) capacity to improve maternal and newborn health in less-resourced countries, key implementation gaps remain. Tools for assessing CHW performance and eviden...

    Authors: Teralynn Ludwick, Eleanor Turyakira, Teddy Kyomuhangi, Kimberly Manalili, Sheila Robinson and Jennifer L. Brenner

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:11

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  15. Content type: Research

    The intention to leave a job, known as turnover intention, among primary care doctors has a significant impact on primary health care service delivery. We investigated primary care doctors’ turnover intention ...

    Authors: Tong Wen, Yan Zhang, Xue Wang and Guo Tang

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:10

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  16. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance is an important global issue facing society. Healthcare workers need to be engaged in solving this problem, as advocates for rational antimicrobial use, stewards of sustainable effecti...

    Authors: Susan Rogers Van Katwyk, Sara L. Jones and Steven J. Hoffman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:9

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  17. Content type: Review

    A key strategy for increasing the supply of rural doctors is rurally located medical education. In 2000, Australia introduced a national policy to increase rural immersion for undergraduate medical students. T...

    Authors: Belinda G. O’Sullivan, Matthew R. McGrail, Deborah Russell, Helen Chambers and Laura Major

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:8

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  18. Content type: Research

    Most developing countries face important challenges regarding the quality of health care, and there is a growing consensus that health workers play a key role in this process. Our understanding as to what are ...

    Authors: Pieter Serneels and Tomas Lievens

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:7

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  19. Content type: Research

    Côte d’Ivoire continues to struggle with one of the highest rates of mother-to-child HIV transmission in West Africa, previously thought to be in part due to suboptimal workforce patterns. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Brianne H. Rowan, Julia Robinson, Adam Granato, Claire Konan Bla, Seydou Kouyaté, Guy Vincent Djety, Kouamé Abo, Ahoua Koné and Stephen Gloyd

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:4

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  20. Content type: Research

    The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth released its report to the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2016. It makes important recommendations that are based on estimates ...

    Authors: Richard M. Scheffler, James Campbell, Giorgio Cometto, Akiko Maeda, Jenny Liu, Tim A. Bruckner, Daniel R. Arnold and Tim Evans

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2018 16:5

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