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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Review

    Across the globe, a “fit for purpose” health professional workforce is needed to meet health needs and challenges while capitalizing on existing resources and strengths of communities. However, the socio-econo...

    Authors: Björg Pálsdóttir, Jean Barry, Andreia Bruno, Hugh Barr, Amy Clithero, Nadia Cobb, Jan De Maeseneer, Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, André-Jacques Neusy, Scott Reeves, Roger Strasser and Paul Worley

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:49

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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research

    In sub-Saharan Africa, the capacity of human resources for health (HRH) managers to create positive practice environments that enable motivated, productive, and high-performing HRH is weak. We implemented a un...

    Authors: Njoki Ng’ang’a, Mary Woods Byrne, Margaret E. Kruk, Aloisia Shemdoe and Helen de Pinho

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:47

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  13. Content type: Research

    Nigeria has suffered from several healthcare workers’ strikes in the past 36 months, involving all categories of health workers. Frequent healthcare workers’ strikes result in the closure of public healthcare ...

    Authors: Obinna Ositadimma Oleribe, Iheaka Paul Ezieme, Olabisi Oladipo, Ezinne Patience Akinola, Deborah Udofia and Simon D. Taylor-Robinson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:46

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  14. Content type: Research

    Health workforce (HWF) planning and monitoring processes face challenges regarding data and appropriate indicators. One such area fraught with difficulties is labour activity and, more specifically, defining h...

    Authors: Edmond Girasek, Eszter Kovács, Zoltán Aszalós, Edit Eke, Károly Ragány, Réka Kovács, Zoltán Cserháti and Miklós Szócska

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:42

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  15. Content type: Research

    With the critical shortage of government doctors serving in rural health centers in India, understanding the initial posting policies, processes, and practices become important from a retention point of view. ...

    Authors: Bhaskar Purohit and Tim Martineau

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:41

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  16. Content type: Research

    This study sought to better understand the drivers of migration, its consequences, and the various strategies countries have employed to mitigate its negative impacts. The study was conducted in four countries...

    Authors: Gail Tomblin Murphy, Adrian MacKenzie, Benjamin Waysome, Joan Guy-Walker, Rowena Palmer, Annette Elliott Rose, Janet Rigby, Ronald Labonté and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):36

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  17. Content type: Research

    International recruitment is a common strategy used by high-income countries to meet their medical workforce needs. Ireland, despite training sufficient doctors to meet its internal demand, continues to be hea...

    Authors: Ruairí Brugha, Sara McAleese, Pat Dicker, Ella Tyrrell, Steve Thomas, Charles Normand and Niamh Humphries

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):35

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  18. Content type: Research

    Health professionals, particularly doctors, nurses and midwives, are in high demand worldwide. Therefore, it is important to assess the future plans and likelihood of return of emigrating health professionals....

    Authors: Sara McAleese, Barbara Clyne, Anne Matthews, Ruairí Brugha and Niamh Humphries

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):34

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  19. Content type: Case study

    Projections indicate a global workforce shortage of approximately 4.3 million across the health professions. The need to ensure an adequate supply of health workers worldwide has created a context for the incr...

    Authors: Franklin A. Shaffer, Mukul Bakhshi, Julia To Dutka and Janice Phillips

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):31

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  20. Content type: Research

    The relevance and effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Personnel will be reviewed by the World Health Assembly in 2015. The origins of the Code of Practice and t...

    Authors: Remco van de Pas, Linda Mans, Giulia de Ponte and Yoswa Dambisya

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):30

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  21. Content type: Research

    Medical workforce shortages represent a major challenge in low- and middle-income countries, including those in Africa. Despite this, there is a dearth of information regarding the location and practice of Afr...

    Authors: Miliard Derbew, Adam D. Laytin and Rochelle A. Dicker

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):29

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  22. Content type: Research

    Medical diaspora options, including the engagement of expatriate physicians in development efforts within their home country, are being called for to reverse the effects of brain drain from developing countrie...

    Authors: Fayrouz Mohammed Abdalla, Maye Abu Omar and Elsheikh Elsiddig Badr

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):28

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  23. Content type: Case study

    The negative consequences of the brain drain of sub-Saharan African health workers for source countries are well documented and include understaffed facilities, decreased standards of care and higher workloads...

    Authors: Annelien Poppe, Silvia Wojczewski, Katherine Taylor, Ruth Kutalek and Wim Peersman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):27

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  24. Content type: Research

    The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (hereafter the WHO Code) was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2010 as a voluntary instrument to address challenges of...

    Authors: Ayat Abuagla and Elsheikh Badr

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):26

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  25. Content type: Commentary

    The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was implemented in May 2010. The present commentary offers some insights into what is known about the Code five years on, as...

    Authors: Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté, Corinne Packer, Vivien Runnels and Gail Tomblin Murphy

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):25

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  26. Content type: Research

    According to data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Poland has one of the lowest numbers of nurses (5.2) per 1000 inhabitants among 28 EU countries. The migration of nurses from P...

    Authors: Rafał Szpakowski, Patrycja W. Zając, Grażyna Dykowska, Zofia Sienkiewicz, Anna Augustynowicz and Aleksandra Czerw

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):24

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  27. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization’s Global Code on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel urges Member States to observe fair recruitment practices and ensure equality of treatment of migrant and domest...

    Authors: Ella Tyrrell, Conor Keegan, Niamh Humphries, Sara McAleese, Steve Thomas, Charles Normand and Ruairí Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):23

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  28. Content type: Research

    The Romanian health system is struggling to retain its health workers, who are currently facing strong incentives for migration to Western European health systems. Retention issues, coupled with high levels of...

    Authors: Ligia Paina, Marius Ungureanu and Victor Olsavszky

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):22

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  29. Content type: Research

    No study has examined the longitudinal trends in National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) applicants and pass rates among internationally-educated nurses (IENs) seeking to work in the Un...

    Authors: Allison Squires, Melissa T. Ojemeni and Simon Jones

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14(Suppl 1):21

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  30. Content type: Research

    This study used the global WageIndicator web survey to answer the following research questions: (RQ1) What are the migration patterns of health workers? (RQ2) What are the personal and occupational drivers of ...

    Authors: Daniel H. de Vries, Stephanie Steinmetz and Kea G. Tijdens

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:40

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  31. Content type: Review

    Over the last decade, Canada has been one of the top destination countries for internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs). After arrival, many struggle to professionally recertify and secure employm...

    Authors: Christine L. Covell, Elena Neiterman and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:38

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  32. Content type: Research

    Education, regulation and association (ERA) are the supporting pillars of an enabling environment for midwives to provide quality care. This study explores these three pillars in the 73 low- and middle-income ...

    Authors: Sofia Castro Lopes, Andrea Nove, Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Luc de Bernis, Martha Bokosi, Nester T. Moyo and Caroline S. E. Homer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:37

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  33. Content type: Research

    Factors that influence performance of community health workers (CHWs) delivering health services are not well understood. A recent logic model proposed categories of support from both health sector and communi...

    Authors: Daniela C. Rodríguez and Lauren A. Peterson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:19

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  34. Content type: Research

    Northern Uganda suffered 20 years of conflict which devastated lives and the health system. Since 2006, there has been investment in reconstruction, which includes efforts to rebuild the health workforce. This...

    Authors: Justine Namakula, Sophie Witter and Freddie Ssengooba

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:18

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  35. Content type: Research

    The need to retain health personnel is a policy challenge undermining health system reform of the 21st century. The need to resolve this global health workforce crisis resulted in the First Global Forum on Hum...

    Authors: Bernard Hope Taderera, Stephen Hendricks and Yogan Pillay

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:17

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  36. Content type: Case study

    This study sought to assess actions which Indonesia, Sudan, and Tanzania took to implement the health workforce commitments they made at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH) in November 2...

    Authors: Gilles Dussault, Elsheikh Badr, Hartiah Haroen, Martin Mapunda, Achmad Soebagja Tancarino Mars, Kirana Pritasari and Giorgio Cometto

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:16

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  37. Content type: Research

    Addressing the shortage of health service providers (doctors and nurses) in rural health centres remains a huge challenge. The lack of motivation of health service providers to serve in rural areas is one of t...

    Authors: Bhaskar Purohit, Abhishek Maneskar and Deepak Saxena

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:15

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  38. Content type: Research

    Gender discrimination and inequality in health professional education (HPE) affect students and faculty and hinder production of the robust health workforces needed to meet health and development goals, yet HP...

    Authors: Constance Newman, Crystal Ng, Sara Pacqué-Margolis and Diana Frymus

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:14

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  39. Content type: Research

    In Australia, the approach to health workforce planning has been supply-led and resource-driven rather than need-based. The result has been cycles of shortages and oversupply. These approaches have tended to u...

    Authors: Caroline O. Laurence and Jonathan Karnon

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2016 14:13

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