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  1. Content type: Review

    Attrition or losses from the health workforce exacerbate critical shortages of health workers and can be a barrier to countries reaching their universal health coverage and equity goals. Despite the importance...

    Authors: Sofia Castro Lopes, Maria Guerra-Arias, James Buchan, Francisco Pozo-Martin and Andrea Nove

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:21

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  2. Content type: Research

    Performance-based financing (PBF) has been implemented in a number of countries with the aim of transforming health systems and improving maternal and child health. This paper examines the effect of PBF on hea...

    Authors: Gordon C. Shen, Ha Thi Hong Nguyen, Ashis Das, Nkenda Sachingongu, Collins Chansa, Jumana Qamruddin and Jed Friedman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:20

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  3. Content type: Research

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the state system to remunerate health workers is poorly functional, encouraging diversification of income sources and corruption. Given the central role that health w...

    Authors: Rishma Maini, David R. Hotchkiss and Josephine Borghi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:17

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  4. Content type: Research

    The “rural pipeline” suggests that students educated in rural, or other underserviced areas, are more likely to establish practices in such locations. It is upon this concept that the Northern Ontario School o...

    Authors: Elizabeth F. Wenghofer, John C. Hogenbirk and Patrick E. Timony

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:16

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  5. Content type: Research

    Well-trained, well-distributed and productive health workers are crucial for access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Because neither a shortage nor a surplus of health workers is wanted, policymaker...

    Authors: Jos L. T. Blank and Bart L. van Hulst

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:15

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  6. Content type: Research

    Evidence-based health workforce policies are essential to ensure the provision of high-quality health services and to support the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC). This paper describes the main ch...

    Authors: Francisco Pozo-Martin, Andrea Nove, Sofia Castro Lopes, James Campbell, James Buchan, Gilles Dussault, Teena Kunjumen, Giorgio Cometto and Amani Siyam

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:14

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  7. Content type: Research

    Guinea-Bissau is one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries. Amid poverty, political turmoil and state withdrawal, its health workforce (HW) has been swamped for the last four decades in a deepen...

    Authors: Giuliano Russo, Enrico Pavignani, Catia Sá Guerreiro and Clotilde Neves

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:12

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  8. Content type: Research

    In low- and middle-income countries, scaling essential health interventions to achieve health development targets is constrained by the lack of skilled health professionals to deliver services.

    Authors: Jenny X. Liu, Yevgeniy Goryakin, Akiko Maeda, Tim Bruckner and Richard Scheffler

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:11

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2017 15:18

  9. Content type: Research

    While healthcare reform has been a central attention for local governments, its impact on job satisfaction is poorly understood. This study aimed to determine the impact of healthcare reform on job satisfactio...

    Authors: Tsegahun Manyazewal and Mokgadi C. Matlakala

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:10

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  10. Content type: Case study

    An optimal number of health workers, who are appropriately allocated across different occupations and geographical regions, are required to ensure population coverage of health interventions. Health worker sho...

    Authors: B. Burmen, N. Owuor and P. Mitei

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:9

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  11. Content type: Review

    People with disabilities face challenges accessing basic rehabilitation health care. In 2006, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) outlined the global necessity to me...

    Authors: Tiago S. Jesus, Michel D. Landry, Gilles Dussault and Inês Fronteira

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:8

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  12. Content type: Research

    Primary health care (PHC) outreach teams are part of a policy of PHC re-engineering in South Africa. It attempts to move the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) from vertical programmes into an integ...

    Authors: Shabir Moosa, Anselme Derese and Wim Peersman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:7

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  13. Content type: Research

    Migration of healthcare workers is receiving increased attention worldwide. In Europe, the creation of a border-free labor market and its expansion with the EU enlargements of 2004, 2007, and 2013 endowed heal...

    Authors: Şoimita Mihaela Suciu, Codruta Alina Popescu, Mugur Daniel Ciumageanu and Anca Dana Buzoianu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:6

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    Large-scale community health worker programs are now growing in importance around the world in response to the resurgence of interest and growing evidence of the importance of community-based primary health ca...

    Authors: Henry Perry, Lauren Crigler, Simon Lewin, Claire Glenton, Karen LeBan and Steve Hodgins

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:13

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  15. Content type: Research

    Community-based programmes, particularly community health workers (CHWs), have been portrayed as a cost-effective alternative to the shortage of health workers in low-income countries. Usually, literature emph...

    Authors: Laban Kashaija Musinguzi, Emmanueil Benon Turinawe, Jude T. Rwemisisi, Daniel H. de Vries, David K. Mafigiri, Denis Muhangi, Marije de Groot, Achilles Katamba and Robert Pool

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:4

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  16. Content type: Research

    The purpose of the study is to explore the reasons why specialist doctors travel to provide regular rural outreach services, and whether reasons relate to (1) salaried or private fee-for-service practice and (...

    Authors: Belinda G. O’Sullivan, Matthew R. McGrail and Johannes U. Stoelwinder

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:3

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  17. Content type: Case study

    Women’s participation in medicine and the need for gender equality in healthcare are increasingly recognised, yet little attention is paid to leadership and management positions in large publicly funded academ...

    Authors: Ellen Kuhlmann, Pavel V. Ovseiko, Christine Kurmeyer, Karin Gutiérrez-Lobos, Sandra Steinböck, Mia von Knorring, Alastair M. Buchan and Mats Brommels

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:2

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  18. Content type: Research

    Pharmacists are invaluable resources in health care. Their expertise in pharmacotherapy and medicine management both ensures that medicines of appropriate quality are available in health facilities at the righ...

    Authors: Thomas Ocwa Obua, Richard Odoi Adome, Paul Kutyabami, Freddy Eric Kitutu and Pakoyo Fadhiru Kamba

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2017 15:1

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  19. Content type: Research

    As part of efforts to inform the development of a global human resources for health (HRH) strategy, a comprehensive methodology for estimating HRH supply and requirements was described in a companion paper. Th...

    Authors: Gail Tomblin Murphy, Stephen Birch, Adrian MacKenzie and Janet Rigby

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:77

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  20. Content type: Case study

    Technological advancement has resulted in the increasing use of e-learning and online education, initially in high-income countries and increasingly in low- and middle-income countries.

    Authors: Karim Abawi, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Igor Toskin, Mario Philip Festin, Lynn Gertiser, Raqibat Idris, Hanan Hamamy, Moazzam Ali, Ameyo Masakhwe Bonventure, Marleen Temmerman and Aldo Campana

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:76

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  21. Content type: Research

    Physician shortage is a global issue that concerns Brazil’s authorities. The organizational structure and the environment of a medical institution can hide a low-quality life of a physician. This study examine...

    Authors: Paulo de Oliveira Vasconcelos Filho, Miriam Regina de Souza, Paulo Eduardo Mangeon Elias and Ana Luiza D’Ávila Viana

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:75

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  22. Content type: Research

    A shortage of community health professionals has been a crucial issue hindering the development of CHS. Various methods have been established to calculate health workforce requirements. This study aimed to use...

    Authors: Delu Yin, Tao Yin, Huiming Yang, Qianqian Xin, Lihong Wang, Ninyan Li, Xiaoyan Ding and Bowen Chen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:70

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  23. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have revealed that nursing staff turnover remains a major problem in emerging economies. In particular, nursing staff turnover in Malaysia remains high due to a lack of job satisfaction. Despite...

    Authors: Sang Long Choi, Chin Fei Goh, Muhammad Badrull Hisyam Adam and Owee Kowang Tan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:73

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  24. Content type: Research

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is facing a critical shortage and maldistribution of health workers. Strengthening of the health workforce has been adopted as one of the five priorities of the National He...

    Authors: Yi Qian, Fei Yan, Wei Wang, Shayna Clancy, Kongsap Akkhavong, Manithong Vonglokham, Somphou Outhensackda and Truls Østbye

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:72

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  25. Content type: Case study

    As health workforce policy is gaining momentum, data sources and monitoring systems have significantly improved in the European Union and internationally. Yet data remain poorly connected to policy-making and ...

    Authors: E. Kuhlmann, O. Lauxen and C. Larsen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:71

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  26. Content type: Research

    The objectives of this study were to understand the labour market dynamics among health workers, including their preferences and concerns, and to assess the skills, competence and performance (i.e. the ‘know–d...

    Authors: Xiaohui Hou, Sophie Witter, Rashid U. Zaman, Kay Engelhardt, Firdaus Hafidz, Fernanda Julia, Christophe Lemiere, Eileen B. Sullivan, Estanislau Saldanha, Toomas Palu and Tomas Lievens

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:69

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  27. Content type: Research

    Physician retirement planning and timing have important implications for patients, hospitals, and healthcare systems. Unplanned early or late physician retirement can have dire consequences in terms of both pa...

    Authors: Michelle Pannor Silver, Angela D. Hamilton, Aviroop Biswas and Natalie Irene Warrick

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:67

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  28. Content type: Case study

    Over the past decade, governments and international partners have responded to calls for health workforce data with ambitious investments in human resources information systems (HRIS). However, documentation o...

    Authors: Keith P. Waters, Moises Ernesto Mazivila, Martinho Dgedge, Edgar Necochea, Devan Manharlal, Alexandra Zuber, Beatriz de Faria Leão, Debora Bossemeyer and Alfredo E. Vergara

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:66

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  29. Content type: Review

    There has been a substantial increase in publications and interest in community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) over the last years. This paper examines the growth, geographica...

    Authors: Helen Schneider, Dickson Okello and Uta Lehmann

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:65

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  30. Content type: Research

    Myanmar is classified as critical shortage of health workforce. In responses to limited number of trained health workforce in the hard-to-reach and remote areas, the MOH trained the Community Health Worker (CH...

    Authors: Angkana Sommanustweechai, Weerasak Putthasri, Mya Lay Nwe, Saw Thetlya Aung, Mya Min Theint, Viroj Tangcharoensathien and San Shway Wynn

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:64

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  31. Content type: Research

    Human resources for health (HRH) constraints are a major barrier to the sustainability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many prior approaches to HRH constraints have tak...

    Authors: Henry Zakumumpa, Modupe Oladunni Taiwo, Alex Muganzi and Freddie Ssengooba

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:63

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  32. Content type: Research

    The greater participation of women in medicine in recent years, and recent trends showing that doctors of both sexes work fewer hours than in the past, present challenges for medical workforce planning. In thi...

    Authors: Shelly Lachish, Elena Svirko, Michael J. Goldacre and Trevor Lambert

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:62

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  33. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there is a global healthcare workforce shortage of 7.2 million, which is predicted to grow to 12.9 million by 2035.

    Authors: Ian Bates, Christopher John, Andreia Bruno, Pamela Fu and Shirin Aliabadi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:61

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  34. Content type: Research

    Performance-based incentives (PBIs) have garnered global attention as a promising strategy to improve healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations. However, literature gaps in the context in which an interven...

    Authors: Roseanne C. Schuster, Octávio de Sousa, Jacqueline Rivera, Rebecca Olson, Delphine Pinault and Sera L. Young

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:60

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  35. Content type: Research

    Recognition of the importance of effective human resources for health (HRH) planning is evident in efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) to facilitate, ...

    Authors: Gail Tomblin Murphy, Stephen Birch, Adrian MacKenzie, Stephanie Bradish and Annette Elliott Rose

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:59

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  36. Content type: Research

    We assess how human resource management (HRM) is implemented in Australian hospitals. Drawing on role theory, we consider the influence HRM has on job attitudes of healthcare staff and hospital operational eff...

    Authors: Julie Ann Cogin, Ju Li Ng and Ilro Lee

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:55

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  37. Content type: Research

    Management and supervision of community health workers are factors that are critical to the success of community health worker programmes. Yet few studies have explored the perspectives of supervisors in these...

    Authors: Olagoke Akintola and Gamuchirai Chikoko

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:54

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  38. Content type: Research

    Health worker shortage in rural areas is one of the biggest problems of the health sector in Ghana and many developing countries. This may be due to fewer incentives and support systems available to attract an...

    Authors: Sakiko Shiratori, Enoch Oti Agyekum, Akira Shibanuma, Abraham Oduro, Sumiyo Okawa, Yeetey Enuameh, Junko Yasuoka, Kimiyo Kikuchi, Margaret Gyapong, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Evelyn Ansah, Abraham Hodgson and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:53

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  39. Content type: Research

    The “health workforce” crisis has led to an increased interest in health professional education, including MPH programs. Recently, it was questioned whether training of mid- to higher level cadres in public he...

    Authors: Prisca A. C. Zwanikken, Lucy Alexander and Albert Scherpbier

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:52

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  40. Content type: Research

    In times of austerity, the availability of econometric health knowledge assists policy-makers in understanding and balancing health expenditure with health care plans within fiscal constraints. The objective o...

    Authors: M. Santric-Milicevic, V. Vasic and Z. Terzic-Supic

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:50

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  41. Content type: Research

    A key component to achieving good patient outcomes is having the right type and number of healthcare professionals with the right resources. Lack of investment in infrastructure required for producing and reta...

    Authors: Allison Squires, S. Jennifer Uyei, Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez and Simon A. Jones

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:48

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