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  1. Access to good-quality health services is crucial for the improvement of many health outcomes, such as those targeted by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the international community in 2000. ...

    Authors: Gilles Dussault and Maria Cristina Franceschini

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:12

    Content type: Review

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  2. Despite recent developments, health care provision in Indonesia remains suboptimal. Difficult terrain, economic crises, endemic diseases and high population numbers, coupled with limited availability of qualif...

    Authors: Deborah Hennessy, Carolyn Hicks, Aflah Hilan and Yoanna Kawonal

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  3. Human resources management in health often encounters problems related to workforce geographical distribution. The aim of this study was to investigate the internship workplace preferences of final-year medica...

    Authors: Ozren Polasek, Ivana Kolcic, Aleksandar Dzakula and Mario Bagat

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  4. The health workforce has a dynamically changing nature and the regular documentation of the distribution of health professionals is a persistent policy concern. The aim of the present study was to examine avai...

    Authors: Pavlos N Theodorakis, Georgios D Mantzavinis, Llukan Rrumbullaku, Christos Lionis and Erik Trell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  5. Emerging from civil distress carries with it major challenges to reforming a health system. One such challenge is to ensure an adequate supply of competent human resources. The objective of this study was to a...

    Authors: Kassem M Kassak, Hassan M K Ghomrawi, Arabia Mohamad Ali Osseiran and Hanaa Kobeissi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  6. To explore what domains of work are important for job satisfaction among doctors, nurses and auxiliaries and to discuss differences between professional groups in the perspective of micro team culture.

    Authors: Unni Krogstad, Dag Hofoss, Marijke Veenstra and Per Hjortdahl

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  7. Human resources for health (HRH) play a central role in improving accessibility to services and quality of care. Their motivation influences this. In Mali, operational research was conducted to identify the ma...

    Authors: Marjolein Dieleman, Jurrien Toonen, Hamadassalia Touré and Tim Martineau

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:2

    Content type: Research

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  8. Efforts to increase access to life-saving treatment, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), for people living with HIV/AIDS in resource-limited settings has been the growing focus of international efforts. On...

    Authors: Lisa R Hirschhorn, Lulu Oguda, Andrew Fullem, Norbert Dreesch and Paul Wilson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2006 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  9. This article describes the validation of an instrument to measure work group climate in public health organizations in developing countries. The instrument, the Work Group Climate Assessment Tool (WCA), was ap...

    Authors: Cary Perry, Nancy LeMay, Greg Rodway, Allison Tracy and Joan Galer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:10

    Content type: Methodology

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  10. Nurses, as the largest human resource element of health care systems, have a major role in providing ongoing, high-quality care to patients. Productivity is a significant indicator of professional development ...

    Authors: Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Ali Akbar Nazari, Mahvash Salsali and Fazlollah Ahmadi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:9

    Content type: Research

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  11. Another influenza pandemic is all but inevitable. We estimated its potential impact on the primary care medical workforce in New Zealand, so that planning could mitigate the disruption from the pandemic and si...

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Michael Baker, Peter Crampton and Osman Mansoor

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:7

    Content type: Research

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  12. Health care agencies report that the major limiting factor for implementing effective health policies and reforms worldwide is a lack of qualified human resources. Although many agencies have adopted policy de...

    Authors: Øystein Evjen Olsen, Sidney Ndeki and Ole Frithjof Norheim

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:5

    Content type: Research

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  13. UniNet is an Internet-based thematic network for a virtual community of users (VCU). It supports a virtual multidisciplinary community for physicians, focused on the improvement of clinical practice. This is a...

    Authors: Maria Jesús Coma del Corral, Pedro Abaigar Luquín, José Cordero Guevara, Angel Olea Movilla, Gerardo Torres Torres and Javier Lozano Garcia

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:4

    Content type: Research

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  14. Human resources (HR) constraints have been reported as one of the main barriers to achieving the 2005 global tuberculosis (TB) control targets in 18 of the 22 TB high-burden countries (HBCs); consequently we t...

    Authors: José Figueroa-Munoz, Karen Palmer, Mario R Dal Poz, Leopold Blanc, Karin Bergström and Mario Raviglione

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2005 3:2

    Content type: Research

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  15. The objective of this paper is to describe the numbers, characteristics, and trends in the migration to the United States of physicians trained in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Authors: Amy Hagopian, Matthew J Thompson, Meredith Fordyce, Karin E Johnson and L Gary Hart

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2004 2:17

    Content type: Research

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  16. The problem of training human resources in health is a real concern in public health in Central Africa. What can be changed in order to train more competent health professionals? This is of utmost importance i...

    Authors: Florence Parent, Gérard Kahombo, Josué Bapitani, Michèle Garant, Yves Coppieters, Alain Levêque and Danielle Piette

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2004 2:16

    Content type: Research

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  17. This paper reports on income generation practices among civil servants in the health sector, with a particular emphasis on dual practice. It first approaches the subject of public–private overlap. Thereafter i...

    Authors: Paulo Ferrinho, Wim Van Lerberghe, Inês Fronteira, Fátima Hipólito and André Biscaia

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2004 2:14

    Content type: Review

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  18. Imbalance in the health workforce is a major concern in both developed and developing countries. It is a complex issue that encompasses a wide range of possible situations. This paper aims to contribute not on...

    Authors: Pascal Zurn, Mario R Dal Poz, Barbara Stilwell and Orvill Adams

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2004 2:13

    Content type: Review

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  19. This study aims at analysing the impact of international service trade on the health care system, particularly in terms of human resources for health (HRH), using Thailand as a case study. Information was gath...

    Authors: Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Cha-aim Pachanee, Siriwan Pitayarangsarit and Pintusorn Hempisut

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2004 2:10

    Content type: Research

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  20. The importance of human resources management (HRM) to the success or failure of health system performance has, until recently, been generally overlooked. In recent years it has been increasingly recognised tha...

    Authors: James Buchan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2004 2:6

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. Coping strategies have, in some countries, become so prevalent that it has been widely assumed that the very notion of civil services ethos has completely – and possibly irreversibly – disappeared. This paper ...

    Authors: Paulo Ferrinho, Maria Carolina Omar, Maria de Jesus Fernandes, Pierre Blaise, Ana Margarida Bugalho and Wim Van Lerberghe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2004 2:4

    Content type: Research

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  22. Several countries are increasingly relying on immigration as a means of coping with domestic shortages of health care professionals. This trend has led to concerns that in many of the source countries – especi...

    Authors: Marko Vujicic, Pascal Zurn, Khassoum Diallo, Orvill Adams and Mario R Dal Poz

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2004 2:3

    Content type: Research

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  23. Inequitable distribution of doctors with high concentration in urban cities negatively affects the public health objective of Health for All. Thus it is one of the main concerns for most health policy makers, ...

    Authors: Suwit Wibulpolprasert and Paichit Pengpaibon

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2003 1:12

    Content type: Research

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  24. This article characterizes the problem of violence against health professionals in the workplace (VAHPITWP) in selected settings in Portugal. It addresses the questions of what types of violence are most frequ...

    Authors: Paulo Ferrinho, André Biscaia, Inês Fronteira, Isabel Craveiro, Ana Rita Antunes, Claudia Conceição, Isabel Flores and Osvaldo Santos

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2003 1:11

    Content type: Research

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  25. It is estimated that in 2000 almost 175 million people, or 2.9% of the world's population, were living outside their country of birth, compared to 100 million, or 1.8% of the total population, in 1995. As the ...

    Authors: Barbara Stilwell, Khassoum Diallo, Pascal Zurn, Mario R Dal Poz, Orvill Adams and James Buchan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2003 1:8

    Content type: Research

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  26. The success of any organized health program depends upon effective management, but health systems worldwide face a lack of competent management at all levels. Management development for health systems, particu...

    Authors: GL Filerman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2003 1:7

    Content type: Commentary

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  27. In this paper, we focus on those policy instruments with monetary incentives that are used to contain public health expenditure in high-income countries. First, a schematic view of the main cost-containment me...

    Authors: Guy Carrin and Piya Hanvoravongchai

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2003 1:6

    Content type: Review

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