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  1. The evidence on the cost and cost-effectiveness of global training programs is sparse. This manager’s guide to cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) is for professionals who want to recognize and support high qual...

    Authors: Gabrielle O’Malley, Elliot Marseille and Marcia R Weaver
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:20
  2. Interdisciplinary team work is increasingly prevalent, supported by policies and practices that bring care closer to the patient and challenge traditional professional boundaries. To date, there has been a gre...

    Authors: Susan A Nancarrow, Andrew Booth, Steven Ariss, Tony Smith, Pam Enderby and Alison Roots
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:19
  3. The village doctors have served rural residents for many decades in China, and their role in rural health system has been highly praised in the world; unfortunately, less attention has been paid to the health ...

    Authors: Huiwen Xu, Weijun Zhang, Xiulan Zhang, Zhiyong Qu, Xiaohua Wang, Zhihong Sa, Yafang Li, Shuliang Zhao, Xuan Qi and Donghua Tian
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:17
  4. Despite the large body of evidence suggesting that effective public health infrastructure is vital to improving the health status of populations, many universities in developing countries offer minimal opportu...

    Authors: Agya Mahat, Stephen A Bezruchka, Virginia Gonzales and Frederick A Connell
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:16
  5. The demand for nurses is growing and has not yet been met in most developing countries, including India, Kenya, South Africa, and Thailand. Efforts to increase the capacity for production of professional nurse...

    Authors: Jaratdao Reynolds, Thunthita Wisaijohn, Nareerut Pudpong, Nantiya Watthayu, Alex Dalliston, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Weerasak Putthasri and Krisada Sawaengdee
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:14
  6. Despite significant investments and reforms, health care remains poor for many in Africa. To design an intervention to improve access and quality of health care at health facilities in eastern Uganda, we aimed...

    Authors: Clare I R Chandler, James Kizito, Lilian Taaka, Christine Nabirye, Miriam Kayendeke, Deborah DiLiberto and Sarah G Staedke
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:13
  7. Previous studies have investigated factors that are influential on the choice of training hospitals among residency physicians, but the effect of salary was not conclusive. In this study, we aimed to examine w...

    Authors: Taiji Enari and Hideki Hashimoto
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:12
  8. This article represents the first attempt to explore remuneration in Human Resources for Health (HRH), comparing wage levels, ranking and dispersion of 16 HRH occupational groups in 20 countries (Argentina, Be...

    Authors: Kea Tijdens, Daniel H de Vries and Stephanie Steinmetz
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:11
  9. There is a growing emphasis on the need to tackle inadequate human resources for health (HRH) as an essential part of strengthening health systems; but the focus is mostly on macro-level issues, such as traini...

    Authors: Jacinta Nzinga, Lairumbi Mbaabu and Mike English
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:10
  10. In Australia a persistent and sizable gender wage gap exists. In recent years this gap has been steadily widening. The negative impact of gender wage differentials is the disincentive to work more hours. This ...

    Authors: Nerina Vecchio, Paul A Scuffham, Michael F Hilton and Harvey A Whiteford
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:9
  11. Health worker motivation can potentially affect the provision of health services. Low morale among the workforce can undermine the quality of service provision and drive workers away from the profession. While...

    Authors: Wilbroad Mutale, Helen Ayles, Virginia Bond, Margaret Tembo Mwanamwenge and Dina Balabanova
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:8
  12. The motivation of health workers (HWs) to deliver services in developing countries has been described as a critical factor in the success of health systems in implementing programmes. How the sociocultural con...

    Authors: Anna Tynan, Andrew Vallely, Angela Kelly, Martha Kupul, James Neo, Richard Naketrumb, Herick Aeno, Greg Law, John Milan, Peter Siba, John Kaldor and Peter S Hill
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:7
  13. Research on practical and effective governance of the health workforce is limited. This paper examines health system strengthening as it occurs in the intersection between the health workforce and governance b...

    Authors: Avril D Kaplan, Sarah Dominis, John GH Palen and Estelle E Quain
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:6
  14. In the face of severe faculty shortages in resource-constrained countries, medical schools look to e-learning for improved access to medical education. This paper summarizes the literature on e-learning in low...

    Authors: Seble Frehywot, Yianna Vovides, Zohray Talib, Nadia Mikhail, Heather Ross, Hannah Wohltjen, Selam Bedada, Kristine Korhumel, Abdel Karim Koumare and James Scott
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:4
  15. This study forecasts physician supply between 2012 and 2030 using cohort analysis, based on future production capacity and losses from the profession, and assesses if, and by when, the projected numbers of phy...

    Authors: Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Thunthita Wisaijohn, Noppakun Thammathacharee and Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:3
  16. Job satisfaction largely determines the productivity and efficiency of human resource for health. It literally depicts the extent to which professionals like or dislike their jobs. Job satisfaction is said to ...

    Authors: Ramesh Kumar, Jamil Ahmed, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Rehan Hafeez and Assad Hafeez
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2013 11:2
  17. In 1997, regional specialist training was established in Fiji, consisting of one-year Postgraduate Diplomas followed by three-year master’s degree programs in anesthesia, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecolo...

    Authors: Kimberly Oman, Elizabeth Rodgers, Kim Usher and Robert Moulds
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:48
  18. The emigration of skilled nurses from the Philippines is an ongoing phenomenon that has impacted the quality and quantity of the nursing workforce, while strengthening the domestic economy through remittances....

    Authors: Roland M Dimaya, Mary K McEwen, Leslie A Curry and Elizabeth H Bradley
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:47
  19. Oral health services are inadequate and unevenly distributed in many developing countries, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa. Rural areas in these countries and poorer sections of the population in urba...

    Authors: Leo Ndiangang Achembong, Agbor Michael Ashu, Amy Hagopian, Ann Downer and Scott Barnhart
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:46
  20. To understand the roles of nurses with advanced training in paediatrics in the Solomon Islands, and the importance of these roles to child health. To understand how adequately equipped child health nurses feel...

    Authors: Samantha Colquhoun, Divi Ogaoga, Mathias Tamou, Titus Nasi, Rami Subhi and Trevor Duke
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:45
  21. In recognition of the critical shortage of human resources within health services, community health workers have been trained and deployed to provide primary health care in developing countries. However, very ...

    Authors: Araya Medhanyie, Mark Spigt, GeertJan Dinant and Roman Blanco
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:44
  22. Competency-based education (CBE) provides a useful alternative to time-based models for preparing health professionals and constructing educational programs. We describe the concept of ‘competence’ and ‘compet...

    Authors: Larry D Gruppen, Rajesh S Mangrulkar and Joseph C Kolars
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:43
  23. Primary care, an essential determinant of health system equity, efficiency, and effectiveness, is threatened by inadequate supply and distribution of the provider workforce. The Veterans Health Administration ...

    Authors: Perri A Morgan, David H Abbott, Rebecca B McNeil and Deborah A Fisher
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:42
  24. Uganda, like many developing countries, is committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. However, serious challenges prove to hamper the attainment of these goals, particularly the he...

    Authors: George William Lutwama, Janetta Hendrika Roos and Bethabile Lovely Dolamo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:41
  25. User fees for primary care services were removed in rural districts in Zambia in 2006. Experience from other countries has suggested that health workers play a key role in determining the success of a fee remo...

    Authors: Barbara S Carasso, Mylene Lagarde, Caesar Cheelo, Collins Chansa and Natasha Palmer
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:40
  26. Although access to life-saving treatment for patients infected with HIV in South Africa has improved substantially since 2004, treating all eligible patients (universal access) remains elusive. As the prices o...

    Authors: Jan AC Hontelez, Marie-Louise Newell, Ruth M Bland, Kristen Munnelly, Richard J Lessells and Till Bärnighausen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:39
  27. Community health workers (CHWs) are increasingly recognized as a critical link in improving access to services and achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Given the financial and human resou...

    Authors: Wanda Jaskiewicz and Kate Tulenko
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:38
  28. There is great interest in providing primary eye care (PEC) through integration into primary health care (PHC). However, there is little evidence of the productivity of PHC workers in offering primary eye care...

    Authors: Khumbo Kalua, Ruby Tionenji Ng’ongola, Frank Mbewe and Clare Gilbert
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:37
  29. During 2001–2007, the National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India admitted 80 trainees in its two-year Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP). We evaluated the first seven years ...

    Authors: Tarun Bhatnagar, Mohan D Gupte, Yvan J Hutin, Prabhdeep Kaur, Vasanthapuram Kumaraswami, Ponnaiah Manickam, Manoj Murhekar, Vidya Ramachandran and Ramachandran Ramakrishnan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:36
  30. Economically developed countries have recruited large numbers of overseas health workers to fill domestic shortages. Recognition of the negative impact this can have on health care in developing countries led ...

    Authors: Claire Blacklock, Carl Heneghan, David Mant and Alison M Ward
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:35
  31. Leadership is widely regarded as central to effective health-care systems, and resources are increasingly devoted to the cultivation of strong health-care leadership. Nevertheless, the literature regarding lea...

    Authors: Leslie Curry, Lauren Taylor, Peggy Guey-Chi Chen and Elizabeth Bradley
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:33
  32. Here, the educational and labour market characteristics of Mexican dentists are revised. Dentistry is a health profession that has been scarcely studied in developing countries. This analysis attempts to under...

    Authors: Luz María González-Robledo, María Cecilia González-Robledo and Gustavo Nigenda
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:31
  33. Quality of work life (QWL) is defined as the extent to which an employee is satisfied with personal and working needs through participating in the workplace while achieving the goals of the organization. QWL h...

    Authors: Mohammed J Almalki, Gerry FitzGerald and Michele Clark
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:30
  34. The employment of physician assistants (PAs) is a strategy to improve access to care. Since the new millennium, a handful of countries have turned to PAs as a means to bridge the growing gap between the supply...

    Authors: Luppo Kuilman, Roos MB Nieweg, Cees P van der Schans, Jaap H Strijbos and Roderick S Hooker
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:28
  35. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a developing country in South Asia with a population of 29.8 million. In September 2011, there were 18 medical schools with 14 being in the private sector. KIST Medi...

    Authors: P Ravi Shankar and Trilok P Thapa
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:27
  36. The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that strengthening health systems, through improved leadership and management skills of health teams, can contribute to an increase in health-service deliver...

    Authors: La Rue K Seims, Juan Carlos Alegre, Lily Murei, Joan Bragar, Nandita Thatte, Peter Kibunga and Sammuel Cheburet
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:25
  37. Economic downturns and recession lead to budget cuts and service reductions in the healthcare sector which often precipitate layoffs and hiring freezes. Nurses, being the largest professional group in healthca...

    Authors: Mohamad Alameddine, Andrea Baumann, Audrey Laporte and Raisa Deber
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:23
  38. In many countries, health-care labour markets are constantly being challenged by an alternation of shortage and oversupply. Avoiding these cyclic variations is a major challenge. In the Netherlands, a workforc...

    Authors: Malou Van Greuningen, Ronald S Batenburg and Lud FJ Van der Velden
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:21
  39. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aim to improve population health and the quality and dignity of people’s lives, but their achievement is constrained by the crisis in human resources for health. An impo...

    Authors: Hasheem Mannan, Camille Boostrom, Malcolm MacLachlan, Eilish McAuliffe, Chapal Khasnabis and Neeru Gupta
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:20
  40. In many developing countries, such as India, information on human resources in the health sector is incomplete and unreliable. This prevents effective workforce planning and management. This paper aims to addr...

    Authors: Krishna D Rao, Aarushi Bhatnagar and Peter Berman
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2012 10:19