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Table 5 Potential effect of selected staff characteristics on efficiency and implications for additional programme management resource needs

From: Estimating health workforce needs for antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings

Factor Effect on efficiency Implications
Decreased morale Decrease Increase staff support and supervision, plan for retention, access to ART
Increased experience Increase Plan to increase retention to keep experienced staff
Increased training Increase long term (short-term training time may decrease efficiency) Plan for quality training on-hire (practical and didactic), continuing education, work to integrate into preclinical education in health services
Staff flexibility Potentially increase Provide education and support to encourage staff willing to expand/change roles to increase efficiency of the overall programme