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Table 2 Types of key informants and interview topics explored (qualitative component)

From: Dentist education and labour market in Mexico: elements for policy definition

Type of key informant Category Specific topic
Federal Secretary of Health decision-makers Training · Human health resources training policy
  · National HR (dentists) planning
  · Coordination with other institutions
  · HR (dentists) geographical distribution
Labour market · Dentists’ national need assessment
  · Dentists’ contracting policies in Mexico
State Ministry of Health decision-makers Training · Role of educational institutions in dentist training
Labour market · Role of institutional employers in dentist labour market (contracting, working conditions, salaries etc.)
Regulation · Role of collective actors (councils, colleges, associations, etc.) in the regulation of dentists
Social Security Institutions (IMSS and ISSSTE) decision-makers Training · Role of IMSS and ISSSTE in HRHtraining
  · Match between graduate profile and labour market
  · Role of IMSS and ISSSTE as HRH employers
Labour market · Health personnel hiring methods
   · Health personnel development
   · Education policies
Decision-Makersat Public and at Public and Private Educational Institutions Training · Curricula
  · Terminal efficiency
  · Graduates
  · Graduate profile
Labour Market · Match between graduate profile and labour market
  · Graduate entry into labour market
  · Working conditions
  · Professional certification (characteristics, periodicity)
Regulation · Program accreditation
   · Interference in working arrangements
  1. HRH: Human resources for health; IMSS: Mexican Institute of Social Security; ISSSTE: Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers.