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Table 5 Workforce imbalances

From: Human resources for health policies: a critical component in health policies

• Imbalances between HR management practices and national policy objectives. This occurs, for example, where health policies aim at developing primary health care while training programmes continue to prioritize the training of specialized doctors.
• Mismatches of numbers: shortages or surpluses.
• Qualitative disparity, resulting from gaps between the training programmes and the requirements of the country's health policy.
• Unequal distribution of workforce between geographical areas, professions and categories, health establishments and specialties.
  1. Source: [21, 56]