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Table 1 Elements included in the workforce planning model with corresponding data source

From: Ten years of health workforce planning in the Netherlands: a tentative evaluation of GP planning as an example

Element Data source
1 HPs available in baseline year Registration of HPs
2 Amount of FTE per HP in baseline year Surveys
3 Available supply (total FTE) in baseline year Calculation using 1 & 2
4 Unmet demand for care in baseline year Expert estimations
5 Required supply (total FTE) in baseline year Calculation using 3 & 4
6 Demographic developments Population projections and patient registration
7 Required supply (total FTE) in target year Calculation using 5 & 6 and 19–25 when applicable
8 Outflow Medical registration, information work status, surveys + unexpected outflow
9 HPs available in target year Calculation using 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14
10 International migration Medical registration migration past and expert estimations future migration
11 Labour market return of migration Information training, medical registration and information work status
12 Number in HP training Information from HP training
13 Return on training Information training, medical registration and information work status
14 Labour market return of training Medical registration and information work status
15 Amount of FTE per HP in target year Surveys
16 Available supply (total FTE) in target year Calculation using 9 & 15
17 Difference between available and required supply Calculation using 7 & 16
18 Required number of HPs in training Calculation using 17
19 Epidemiological developments Expert estimations, and empirical data if available
20 Sociocultural developments Expert estimations, and empirical data if available
21 Change of working hours per FTE Expert estimations, and empirical data if available
22 Technical developments regarding the profession Expert estimations, and empirical data if available
23 Developments regarding efficiency Expert estimations, and empirical data if available
24 Developments regarding horizontal substitution Expert estimations, and empirical data if available
25 Developments regarding vertical substitution Expert estimations, and empirical data if available
  1. FTE: full-time equivalent: HP: health professional.