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  1. Physicians and associate (non-physician) clinicians conduct cesarean sections in Tanzania and Malawi. Urogenital fistulas may occur as complications of cesarean section. Location and circumstances can indicate...

    Authors: Carrie J. Ngongo, Thomas J. I. P. Raassen, Jos van Roosmalen, Marietta Mahendeka, Ladeisha Lombard and Elizabeth Bukusi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:43
  2. Job burnout is a prevalent and emerging challenge in the primary medical system, causing mass turnover, especially of primary medical staff. Little attention has been paid to the different dimensions of job bu...

    Authors: Guimei Chen, Jing Wang, Qian Huang, Lingzhi Sang, Jing Yan, Ren Chen, Jing Cheng, Li Wang, Dongmei Zhang and Hong Ding
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:42
  3. Physician assistants/associates (PAs) provide services in diverse medical specialties globally, including psychiatry. While health professionals in psychiatry have been described for many years, little is know...

    Authors: Mirela Bruza-Augatis, Andrzej Kozikowski, Roderick S. Hooker and Kasey Puckett
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:40
  4. According to previous studies, stress and job burnout among medical personnel increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study analyzed the effect of the experience of COVID-19 response work on the intention...

    Authors: Eunyoung Park, Chang Hoon You, Hyojee Joung and Young Dae Kwon
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:39
  5. Designing competency-based education (CBE) programmes is a priority in global nursing education for better nursing care for the population. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), object-based education...

    Authors: Mari Nagai, Miyuki Oikawa, Tomoko Komagata, Josué Désiré Bapitani Basuana, Gérard Kahombo Ulyabo, Yui Minagawa, Sadatoshi Matsuoka, Yuriko Egami, Mari Honda and Toyomitsu Tamura
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:38
  6. The resource needs of health services are served by the recognition of qualifications across borders which allows professionals to migrate between countries. The movement of dentists across the European Union ...

    Authors: Marie Bryce, Sally Hanks, Lorna Burns, Daniel Zahra and Thomas Gale
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:37
  7. Hospitals’ accreditation process is carried out to enhance the quality of hospitals’ care and patient safety practices as well. The current study aimed to investigate the influence of hospitals’ accreditation ...

    Authors: Islam Ali Oweidat, Huda Atiyeh, Mohammed Alosta, Khalid Al-Mugheed, Amany Anwar Saeed Alabdullah, Majdi M. Alzoubi and Sally Mohammed Farghaly Abdelaliem
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:36
  8. In healthcare, “speaking up” refers to when healthcare workers raise concerns regarding patient safety through questions, sharing information, or expressing their opinion to prevent harmful incidents and ensur...

    Authors: Alex Ren Jye Kim, Kimihiro Nishino, Mohamad Adam Bujang, Zubalqiah Zulkifli, Souphalak Inthaphatha and Eiko Yamamoto
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:35
  9. Aggression and violence by patient (and their relatives/friends) is widely acknowledged as a serious occupational hazard, with physicians being particularly susceptible to witnessing and experiencing such inci...

    Authors: Yuhan Wu, Martina Buljac-Samardzic, Dahai Zhao and C. T. B. Ahaus
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:34
  10. Cancer was ranked as the second leading cause of global mortality in 2019, with an increasing incidence. An adequate workforce of healthcare professionals with special skills and knowledge in cancer care is vi...

    Authors: Tomoko Tamaki, Noriko Morioka, Ako Machida and Masayo Kashiwagi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:33
  11. Eswatini faces persistent challenges in providing care for diabetes and hypertension, exacerbated by a shortage of healthcare workers. The implementation of WHO-PEN interventions aimed to address these issues,...

    Authors: Harsh Vivek Harkare, Brianna Osetinsky, Ntombifuthi Ginindza, Bongekile Thobekile Cindzi, Nomfundo Mncina, Babatunde Akomolafe, Lisa-Rufaro Marowa, Nyasatu Ntshalintshali and Fabrizio Tediosi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:32
  12. The Chinese government has formulated a series of policies and strengthened training of general practitioners (GPs) to support their role as “gatekeepers” of residents’ health. This study aimed to explore the ...

    Authors: Xue Gong, Xu Zhang, Xinyan Zhang, Yixuan Li, Yang Zhang and Xiaosong Yu
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:31
  13. Burnout is an occupational phenomenon resulting from chronic workplace stress. We conducted this review to estimate the pooled global prevalence of burnout among the public health workforce.

    Authors: Ramya Nagarajan, Padmavathi Ramachandran, Rajendran Dilipkumar and Prabhdeep Kaur
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:30
  14. Undoubtedly, the mental health of healthcare workers (HCWs) was negatively affected because of caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, literature is limited on mapping the challenges and nee...

    Authors: Pinelopi Konstantinou, Vaso Theofanous, Maria Karekla and Angelos P. Kassianos
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:29
  15. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented multiple psychological challenges for healthcare workers, such as anxiety, depression, burnout, and substance use disorders. In this research, we investigate the different w...

    Authors: Cătălina Angela Crișan, Răzvan Pop, Roland Stretea, Zaki Milhem and Alina-Ioana Forray
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:28
  16. India has the largest cohort of community health workers with one million Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs). ASHAs play vital role in providing health education and promoting accessible health care se...

    Authors: Rajmohan Panda, Supriya Lahoti, Nivedita Mishra, Rajath R. Prabhu, Kalpana Singh, Apoorva Karan Rai and Kumud Rai
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:26
  17. Health workforce projection models are integral components of a robust healthcare system. This research aims to review recent advancements in methodology and approaches for health workforce projection models a...

    Authors: John Tayu Lee, Ian Crettenden, My Tran, Daniel Miller, Mark Cormack, Megan Cahill, Jinhu Li, Tomoko Sugiura and Fan Xiang
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:25
  18. A robust workforce of locum tenens (LT) physicians is imperative for health service stability. A systematic review was conducted to synthesize current evidence on the strategies used to facilitate the recruitm...

    Authors: Nathan Ferreira, Odessa McKenna, Iain R. Lamb, Alanna Campbell, Lily DeMiglio and Eliseo Orrantia
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:24
  19. During the 1990–2000, Kazakhstan experienced a decline in the number of healthcare professionals working in rural areas. Since 2009, the national government has been implementing financial incentives to encour...

    Authors: Bagym Jobalayeva, Zaituna Khismetova, Natalya Glushkova, Zhanat Kozhekenova, Akerke Abzaliyeva, Duman Berikuly and Yuliya Semenova
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:23
  20. A non-randomized controlled trial, conducted from June 2018 to March 2019 in two rural communes in the health district of Mayahi in Niger, showed that including community health workers (CHWs) in the treatment...

    Authors: Elisa M. Molanes-López, José M. Ferrer, Abdias Ogobara Dougnon, Abdoul Aziz Gado, Atté Sanoussi, Nassirou Ousmane, Ramatoulaye Hamidou Lazoumar and Pilar Charle-Cuéllar
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:22
  21. The COVID-19 pandemic further propelled the recent growth of telemedicine in low-resource countries, with new models of telemedicine emerging, including volunteer-based telemedicine networks. By leveraging exi...

    Authors: Karishma D’Souza, Saksham Singh, Christopher M. Westgard and Sharon Barnhardt
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:21

    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2024 22:27

  22. Pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes are commonly used to incentivize primary healthcare (PHC) providers to improve the quality of care they deliver. However, the effectiveness of P4P schemes can vary depending o...

    Authors: Wencai Zhang, Yanping Li, BeiBei Yuan and Dawei Zhu
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:20
  23. The ophthalmology workforce is an integral component of any health care system. However, the demand for eye care has imposed a heavy burden on this system. Hence, this study aimed to estimate the trends, demog...

    Authors: Tariq Aldebasi, Abdullah M. Alhejji, Bushra H. Bukhari, Nawaf K. Alawad, Sarah M. Alghaihab, Raghad M. Alakel, Albanderi Alhamzah, Tariq Almudhaiyan, Shatha Alfreihi, Malek Alrobaian and Shiji Gangadharan
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:19
  24. Family physicians (FPs) fill an essential role in public health emergencies yet have frequently been neglected in pandemic response plans. This exclusion harms FPs in their clinical roles and has unintended co...

    Authors: Sarah Spencer, Julia Lukewich, Emily Gard Marshall, Maria Mathews, Shabnam Asghari, Judith B. Brown, Thomas R. Freeman, Paul Gill, Samina Idrees, Rita K. McCracken, Sudit Ranade, Steve Slade, Amanda L. Terry, Jamie Wickett, Eric Wong, Richard Buote…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:18
  25. Given nurses’ increasing international mobility, Asian internationally educated nurses (IENs) represent a critical human resource highly sought after within the global healthcare workforce. Developed countries...

    Authors: Danny Shin Kai Ung, Yong Shian Goh, Ryan Yuan Sheng Poon, Yongxing Patrick Lin, Betsy Seah, Violeta Lopez, Kristina Mikkonen, Keng Kwang Yong and Sok Ying Liaw
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:17
  26. In this commentary, we develop a conceptual proposal aimed to explain why a discourse of praise and admiration for healthcare professionals´ limitless dedication can trigger a general indifference to the burno...

    Authors: Dolores Morera, Janet Delgado, Elena Lorenzo, María Elisa de Castro-Peraza and Naira Delgado
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:16
  27. Regulation can improve professional practice and patient care, but is often weakly implemented and enforced in health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Taking a de-centred and frontline pers...

    Authors: Gerry McGivern, Francis Wafula, Gloria Seruwagi, Tina Kiefer, Anita Musiega, Catherine Nakidde, Dosila Ogira, Mike Gill and Mike English
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:13
  28. Quality assessments are being introduced in many countries to improve the quality of care and maintain acceptable quality levels. In South Korea, various quality assessments are being conducted to improve the ...

    Authors: Seungju Kim, Gui Ok Kim, Syalrom Lee and Yong Uk Kwon
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:12
  29. Health and care workers (HCW) faced the double burden of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: as members of a society affected by a public health emergency and as HWC who experienced fear of becoming infected and of infec...

    Authors: Inês Fronteira, Verona Mathews, Ranailla Lima Bandeira dos Santos, Karen Matsumoto, Woldekidan Amde, Alessandra Pereira, Ana Paula Cavalcante de Oliveira, Isabel Craveiro, Raphael Chança, Mathieu Boniol, Paulo Ferrinho and Mario Roberto Dal Poz
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:10
  30. International mobility of health workforce affects the performance of health systems and has major relevance in human resources for health policy and planning. To date, there has been little research exploring...

    Authors: Sara Calderón-Larrañaga, Ángel González-De-La-Fuente, Ana Belén Espinosa-González, Verónica Casado-Vicente, Óscar Brito-Fernandes, Niek Klazinga and Dionne Kringos
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:9
  31. Healthcare literature suggests that leadership behavior has a profound impact on nurse work-related well-being. Yet, more research is needed to better conceptualize, measure, and analyse the concepts of leader...

    Authors: Dorothea Kohnen, Hans De Witte, Wilmar B. Schaufeli, Simon Dello, Luk Bruyneel and Walter Sermeus
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:8
  32. High morbidity and mortality related to the use of drugs resulted in demand for clinical pharmacy services (CPS) globally. In developed countries, the evolution of pharmacists’ role in direct patient care star...

    Authors: Manase Kilonzi, Ritah F. Mutagonda, Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Hamu J. Mlyuka, Wigilya P. Mikomangwa, Wema A. Kibanga, Alphonce Ignace Marealle, Bertha Mallya, Deogratias Katabalo, Sofia Sanga, Fredrick Kalokola, John Rwegasha, Rose Magambo, John Mmassy, Sungwa Kabissi, Josephine A. Balati…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:6
  33. Workforce shortage in healthcare and particularly in physicians poses a threat to healthcare delivery and its quality. In comparison to other OECD countries, Israel currently has a small number of medical grad...

    Authors: Hanna Schroeder, Alon Shacham, Shimon Amar, Charles Weissman and Josh E. Schroeder
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:5
  34. The global Human Resources for Health (HRH) strategy emphasizes the need to invest in HRH to meet population needs and improve the provision of quality health care services. In South Africa, dietitians are rec...

    Authors: Vertharani Nolene Naicker, Keshan Naidoo, Jane W. Muchiri and Modiehi Heather Legodi
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:4
  35. Prosthetists and orthotists (POs) are the smallest of the 14 allied health profession (AHP) workforces within NHS England. Obtaining data on the workforce has always been challenging due to this information be...

    Authors: Nicola Eddison, Aoife Healy, Enza Leone, Caroline Jackson, Bracken Pluckrose and Nachiappan Chockalingam
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:3
  36. The shortage of skilled nurses is a major concern for health systems worldwide. This may be partly due to the hesitancy of some nurses to enter or remain in the nursing career. This shortage consequently reduc...

    Authors: Farnoosh Shafiei, Mostafa Amini-Rarani, Koen Ponnet and Maryam Moeeni
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:2
  37. The global refugee crisis, exacerbated by the Syrian war, has placed tremendous strain on Jordan’s healthcare system and infrastructure, notably impacting nurses working in refugee camps. The aim to identify f...

    Authors: Islam Oweidat, Abeer Omari, Mohammed ALBashtawy, Al Omar Saleh, Tahani Alrahbeni, Khalid Al-Mugheed and Ayman Daifallah Ismail Alsheikh
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2024 22:1
  38. To assess the amount spent on health and care workforce (HCW) remuneration in the African countries, its importance as a proportion of country expenditure on health, and government involvement as a funding sou...

    Authors: Hapsatou Toure, Maria Aranguren Garcia, Juana Paola Bustamante Izquierdo, Seydou Coulibaly, Benjamin Nganda and Pascal Zurn
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:96
  39. Across the care economy there are major shortages in the health and care workforce, as well as high rates of attrition and ill-defined career pathways. The aim of this study was to evaluate current evidence re...

    Authors: Meg E. Morris, Natasha K. Brusco, Rachael McAleer, Stephen Billett, Lisa Brophy, Rosemary Bryant, Leeanne Carey, Amy Conley Wright, Christine East, Marion Eckert, Kristina Edvardsson, Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Sally Fowler-Davis, Margarita Frederico, Richard Gray, Doug McCaskie…
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:95
  40. Human resource management (HRM) in healthcare is an important component in relation to the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. However, a comprehensive overview is lacking to assess and track the cu...

    Authors: Xiaoping Qin, Yu-Ni Huang, Zhiyuan Hu, Kaiyan Chen, Lin Li, Richard Szewei Wang and Bing-Long Wang
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:94
  41. This review paper offers a policy-tracing trend analysis of national experiences among low- and middle-income countries in strengthening human resources for health information systems (HRHIS). This paper draws...

    Authors: Pamela A. McQuide, Andrew N. Brown, Khassoum Diallo and Amani Siyam
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:93

    The Correction to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2024 22:7

  42. The turnover and shortage of health care workers (HCWs) have been a worldwide problem for healthcare organizations. The primary aim of this study was to identify the factors influencing the intention of Chines...

    Authors: Yuting Huang, Huilin Zhang, Zuming Qin, Ying Zou, Zhiling Feng and Jiao Cheng
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:92
  43. In Iran, the issue of the nursing shortage and unequal distribution exist simultaneously. The shortage of healthcare workers is one of the most important concerns of the health systems. In addition, the dispar...

    Authors: Amirmohammad Haddadfar, Sara Emamgholipour, Mohsen Razani and Mohammad Hassan Salehnejad
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:91
  44. A 15 million health workforce shortage is still experienced globally leading to a sub-optimal healthcare worker-to-population ratio in most countries. The use of low-skilled care assistants has been suggested ...

    Authors: Vincent A. Kagonya, Onesmus O. Onyango, Michuki Maina, David Gathara, Mike English and Abdulazeez Imam
    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2023 21:90