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  1. Care coordination is a key strategy used to improve health outcomes and efficiency, yet there are limited examples in dentistry. A large dental accountable care organization piloted care coordination by retrai...

    Authors: Aubri M. Kottek, Kristin S. Hoeft, Joel M. White, Kristen Simmons and Elizabeth A. Mertz
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:48
  2. Very few studies have been concerned with assessing the prevalence of burnout and depressive symptoms, especially during an infectious outbreak on non-frontline health care workers, such as a psychiatrist. In ...

    Authors: Abdulmajeed A. Alkhamees, Hatem Assiri, Hatim Yousef Alharbi, Abdullah Nasser and Mohammad A. Alkhamees
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:46
  3. Poor Maternal and Child Health (MCH) outcomes pose challenges to India’s ability to attain Goal-3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The government of India strengthened the existing network of front...

    Authors: Anu Rammohan, Srinivas Goli, Shashi Kala Saroj and C. P. Abdul Jaleel
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:45
  4. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Borwornsom Leerapan, Pard Teekasap, Nipaporn Urwannachotima, Wararat Jaichuen, Kwanpracha Chiangchaisakulthai, Khunjira Udomaksorn, Aronrag Meeyai, Thinakorn Noree and Krisada Sawaengdee
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:44

    The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:31

  5. Despite tremendous health workforce efforts which have resulted in increases in the density of physicians, nurses and midwives from 1.07 per 1000 population in 2005 to 2.65 per 1000 population in 2017, Ghana c...

    Authors: James Avoka Asamani, Hamza Ismaila, Anna Plange, Victor Francis Ekey, Abdul-Majeed Ahmed, Margaret Chebere, John Koku Awoonor-Williams and Juliet Nabyonga-Orem
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:43
  6. There has been a considerable increase in the number of traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) practitioners over the past 20 years and in some jurisdictions are estimated to outnumber general practitio...

    Authors: Jenny Carè, Amie Steel and Jon Wardle
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:42

    The Letter to the Editor Response to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2022 20:26

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2022 20:23

  7. Advanced practitioner services, such as those nurse practitioners and pharmacist prescribers provide, are an opportunity to improve health care delivery. In New Zealand, these practitioners remain underutilise...

    Authors: Tara N. Officer, Jackie Cumming and Karen McBride-Henry
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:41
  8. Gender roles and relations affect both the drivers and experiences of health worker migration, yet policy responses rarely consider these gender dimensions. This lack of explicit attention from source country ...

    Authors: Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Vivien Runnels, Jelena Atanackovic, Denise Spitzer and Margaret Walton-Roberts
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:40
  9. Investment in human resources for health not only strengthens the health system, but also generates employment and contributes to economic growth. India can gain from enhanced investment in health workforce in...

    Authors: Anup Karan, Himanshu Negandhi, Suhaib Hussain, Tomas Zapata, Dilip Mairembam, Hilde De Graeve, James Buchan and Sanjay Zodpey
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:39
  10. Displaced populations in fragile settings experience health disparities that are seldom attended to. Task-shifting, which involves training non-specialized community health workers (CHW) to deliver basic educa...

    Authors: Hady Naal, Rebecca Mendelsohn, Dayana Brome, Aya Noubani, Dana Nabulsi, Dina Muhieddine and Shadi Saleh
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:37
  11. Nearly one-third of medical school faculty members are age 55 + . As our population ages, the prevalence of family caregiving is increasing, yet we know very little about the caregiving experiences of aging fa...

    Authors: Kimberly A. Skarupski, David L. Roth and Samuel C. Durso
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:36
  12. Previous Australian workforce analyses revealed a small orthotist/prosthetist workforce with a low number of practitioners per 100,000 Australians. In recent years, initiatives were implemented to increase rel...

    Authors: Emily Ridgewell, Leigh Clarke, Sarah Anderson and Michael P. Dillon
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:34
  13. Shortages and inequitable distribution of physicians is an obstacle to move towards Universal Health Coverage, especially in low-income and middle-income countries. In Brazil, expansion of medical school enrol...

    Authors: Alexandre Medeiros Figueiredo, Danette Waller McKinley, Adriano Massuda and George Dantas Azevedo
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:33
  14. A strong health workforce is a key building block of a well-functioning health system. To achieve health systems goals, policymakers need information on what works to improve and sustain health workforce perfo...

    Authors: Serena Sonderegger, Sara Bennett, Veena Sriram, Ummekulsoom Lalani, Shreya Hariyani and Timothy Roberton
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:32
  15. System dynamics (SD) modelling can inform policy decisions under Thailand's Universal Health Coverage. We report on this thinking approach to Thailand's strategic health workforce planning for the next 20 year...

    Authors: Borwornsom Leerapan, Pard Teekasap, Nipaporn Urwannachotima, Wararat Jaichuen, Kwanpracha Chiangchaisakulthai, Khunjira Udomaksorn, Aronrag Meeyai, Thinakorn Noree and Krisada Sawaengdee
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:31

    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:44

  16. Communication skills are essential for health professionals to establish a positive relationship with their patients, improving their health and quality of life. In this perspective, communication skills train...

    Authors: Ádala Nayana de Sousa Mata, Kesley Pablo Morais de Azevedo, Liliane Pereira Braga, Gidyenne Christine Bandeira Silva de Medeiros, Victor Hugo de Oliveira Segundo, Isaac Newton Machado Bezerra, Isac Davidson Santiago Fernandes Pimenta, Ismael Martinez Nicolás and Grasiela Piuvezam
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:30
  17. Since the 2008 recession, Ireland has experienced large-scale doctor emigration. This paper seeks to ascertain whether (and how) the COVID-19 pandemic might disrupt or reinforce existing patterns of doctor emi...

    Authors: Niamh Humphries, Jennifer Creese, John-Paul Byrne and John Connell
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:29
  18. Asthma education, a key component of long-term asthma management, is challenging in resource-limited settings with shortages of clinical staff. Task-shifting educational roles to lay (non-clinical) staff is a ...

    Authors: Lovemore Nkhalamba, Sarah Rylance, Adamson S. Muula, Kevin Mortimer and Felix Limbani
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:28
  19. Increasing feminization of medical professions is well-acknowledged. However, this does not always equate to equitable representation of women within medicine, regarding their socio-demographic indicators, reg...

    Authors: Ritika Tiwari, Angelique Wildschut-February, Lungiswa Nkonki, René English, Innocent Karangwa and Usuf Chikte
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:27
  20. Collaboration among different categories of health professionals is essential for quality patient care, especially for individuals with cleft lip and palate (CLP). This study examined interprofessional collabo...

    Authors: Phumzile Hlongwa and Laetitia C. Rispel
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:25
  21. Interventions using positive psychology (PP), which build on positive qualities of healthcare personnel and institutions, could potentially enhance organisational performance in healthcare. The aim of this sys...

    Authors: Maartje Kletter, Bronwyn Harris and Celia Brown
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:24
  22. The shortage of primary medical staff is an important issue in the management of health human resources, and it is also a problem that all countries in the world need to face together. Since 2009, China has im...

    Authors: Guimei Chen, Lingzhi Sang, Jian Rong, Huosheng Yan, Hongzhang Liu, Jing Cheng, Li Wang, Hong Ding and Ren Chen
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:23
  23. Community health worker teams are potential game-changers in ensuring access to care in vulnerable communities. Who are they? What do they actually do? Can they help South Africa realize universal health coverage...

    Authors: L. S. Thomas, E. Buch and Y. Pillay
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:22
  24. Health care delivery in Australia is experiencing challenges with services struggling to keep up with the increasing demands of an aging population, rising levels of chronic disease and limited funding for car...

    Authors: Trudy Dwyer, Alison Craswell and Matthew Browne
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:21
  25. General practitioners are the gatekeepers of the health of the residents. This study aims to evaluate the trend and equity of general practitioners' allocation from 2012 to 2017 in China and provide a reference f...

    Authors: Qianqian Yu, Wenqiang Yin, Dongmei Huang, Kui Sun, Zhongming Chen, Hongwei Guo and Di Wu
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:20
  26. The Western Pacific region constitutes one-quarter of the world’s population and has diverse health needs. While dialogue on and promotion of advanced practice nurses are ongoing, this study investigated the c...

    Authors: Sue Kim, Tae Wha Lee, Gwang Suk Kim, Eunhee Cho, Yeonsoo Jang, Mona Choi, Seoyoung Baek, David Lindsay, Sally Chan, Regina L. T. Lee, Aimin Guo, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Doris Yu, Sek Ying Chair, Yoko Shimpuku, Sonoe Mashino…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:19
  27. Student enrolment processes and practices can affect the quality of pre-service training programmes. These processes and practices may have serious implications for the quality and quantity of students within ...

    Authors: Ekechi Okereke and Babatunde Ahonsi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:18
  28. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published their Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) approach to meet its strategic goals of ending preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths and promoting the he...

    Authors: Lucio Naccarella, Barbara McPake, Prarthna Dayal, Waithira Gikonyo, Claudia Vivas Torrealba and Alison Morgan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:17
  29. Task-shifting and technology in psychological interventions are two solutions to increasing access to mental health intervention and overcoming the treatment gap in low and middle-income countries. The CONEMO ...

    Authors: Thais Izabel Ugeda Rocha, Suzana Crismanis de Almeida Lopes Aschar, Liliana Hidalgo-Padilla, Kate Daley, Heloísa Garcia Claro, Hellen Carolina Martins Castro, Daniela Vera Cruz dos Santos, J. Jaime Miranda, Ricardo Araya and Paulo Rossi Menezes
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:16
  30. Fundamentally, the goal of health professional regulatory regimes is to ensure the highest quality of care to the public. Part of that task is to control what health professionals do, or their scope of practice. ...

    Authors: Kathleen Leslie, Jean Moore, Chris Robertson, Douglas Bilton, Kristine Hirschkorn, Margaret H. Langelier and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:15
  31. Globally, mobile learning (mLearning) tools have attracted considerable attention as a means of continuous training for healthcare workers. Rwanda like other low-resource settings with scarce in-service traini...

    Authors: Aurore Nishimwe, Latifat Ibisomi, Marc Nyssen and Daphney Nozizwe Conco
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:14
  32. Community health workers (CHWs) are the mainstay of the public health system, serving for decades in low-resource countries. Their multi-dimensional work in various health care services, including the preventi...

    Authors: Sandul Yasobant, Walter Bruchhausen, Deepak Saxena, Farjana Zakir Memon and Timo Falkenberg
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:13
  33. Academic institutions worldwide are embedding interprofessional education (IPE) into their health/social services education programs in response to global evidence that this leads to interprofessional collabor...

    Authors: Ruby E. Grymonpre, Lesley Bainbridge, Louise Nasmith and Cynthia Baker
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:12
  34. Patients’ health and wellbeing are promoted when nurses successfully conceptualize caring in clinical practice. Measuring caring behaviors can advance knowledge about caring and has potential to improve caring...

    Authors: Anna Klarare, Mona Söderlund, Anna Wikman, Jenny McGreevy, Elisabet Mattsson and Andreas Rosenblad
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:11
  35. Appropriate and well-resourced medical internship training is important to ensure psychological health and well-being of doctors in training and also to recruit and retain these doctors. However, most reviews ...

    Authors: Yingxi Zhao, Peris Musitia, Mwanamvua Boga, David Gathara, Catia Nicodemo and Mike English
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:10
  36. Workplace violence (WPV) against healthcare workers is a common and daily problem in hospitals worldwide. Studies in different countries indicated that exposure to WPV potentially impacts the psychological sta...

    Authors: Okbah Mohamad, Naseem AlKhoury, Mohammad-Nasan Abdul-Baki, Marah Alsalkini and Rafea Shaaban
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:8
  37. Globally, community health workers (CHWs) are integral contributors to many health systems. In India, Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) have been deployed since 2005. Engaged in multiple health care a...

    Authors: Anand Kawade, Manisha Gore, Pallavi Lele, Uddhavi Chavan, Hilary Pinnock, Pam Smith and Sanjay Juvekar
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:7
  38. Treatment for rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (RR-TB) is complex, however, shorter treatment, with newer antimicrobials are improving treatment outcomes. The South African National Department of H...

    Authors: Jason E. Farley, Norbert Ndjeka, Khaya Mlandu, Kelly Lowensen, Keri Geiger, Yen Nguyen, Chakra Budhathoki and Paul D. Stamper
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:6
  39. Capacity strengthening of primary health care workers is widely used as a means to strengthen health service delivery, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Despite the widespread recognition of th...

    Authors: Mairéad Finn, Brynne Gilmore, Greg Sheaf and Frédérique Vallières
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:5
  40. Poor health worker motivation, and the resultant shortages and geographic imbalances of providers, impedes the provision of quality care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This systematic review summ...

    Authors: Jaya Gupta, Mariya C. Patwa, Angel Khuu and Andreea A. Creanga
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:4
  41. Thailand is a rapidly aging society, which places high demand on home health care services for the elderly. The shortage of health care workforce in rural areas is a crucial obstacle to the delivery of adequat...

    Authors: Nonglak Pagaiya, Thinakorn Noree, Penapa Hongthong, Karnwarin Gongkulawat, Pagaluk Padungson and Dariwan Setheetham
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:2
  42. Stress, anxiety, and depression are some of the most important research and practice challenges for psychologists, psychiatrists, and behavioral scientists. Due to the importance of issue and the lack of gener...

    Authors: Nader Salari, Habibolah Khazaie, Amin Hosseinian-Far, Behnam Khaledi-Paveh, Mohsen Kazeminia, Masoud Mohammadi, Shamarina Shohaimi, Alireza Daneshkhah and Soudabeh Eskandari
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:100