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  1. Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have adopted task shifting of surgical responsibilities to non-physician clinicians (NPCs) as a solution to address workforce shortages. There is resistance to delegating s...

    Authors: Jakub Gajewski, Nasser Monzer, Chiara Pittalis, Leon Bijlmakers, Mweene Cheelo, John Kachimba and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:25

    Content type: Research

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  2. Traditional bonesetters (TBS) provide the majority of primary fracture care in Nigeria and other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). They are widely patronized and their services are commonly associated ...

    Authors: Ndubuisi Onu Onyemaechi, Ijeoma Uchenna Itanyi, Paulinus Okechukwu Ossai and Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:24

    Content type: Research

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  3. South Africa’s quadruple burden of disease, coupled with health system challenges and other factors, predicts a high burden of disability within the population. Human Resources for Health policy and planning n...

    Authors: Lieketseng Ned, Ritika Tiwari, Helen Buchanan, Lana Van Niekerk, Kate Sherry and Usuf Chikte

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:22

    Content type: Research

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  4. Around the world, there is a significant difference in the proportion of women with access to leadership in healthcare with respect to men. This article studies gender imbalance and wage gap in managerial, exe...

    Authors: Lucero Soledad Rivera-Romano, Cristobal Fresno, Enrique Hernández-Lemus, Mireya Martínez-García and Maite Vallejo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:21

    Content type: Research

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  5. The mounting pressure on the Australian healthcare system is driving a continual exploration of areas to improve patient care and access and to maximize utilization of our workforce. We hypothesized that there...

    Authors: L. Weinberg, H. Grover, D. Cowie, E. Langley, M. Heland and D. A. Story

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:20

    Content type: Research

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  6. The migration of Caribbean nurses, particularly to developed countries such as Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, remains a matter of concern for most countries of the region. With nursing vaca...

    Authors: Shamel Rolle Sands, Kenchera Ingraham and Bukola Oladunni Salami

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:19

    Content type: Review

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  7. Dual practice and multiple job holding are widespread among health workers throughout the world. Although dual practice can help the financially strained public sector retain skilled workers, there are also po...

    Authors: Keovathanak Khim, Laura N. Goldman, Kristin Shaw, Jeffrey F. Markuns and Vonthanak Saphonn

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:18

    Content type: Case study

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  8. The need for greater flexibility is often used to justify reforms that redistribute tasks through the workforce. However, “flexibility” is never defined or empirically examined. This study explores the nature ...

    Authors: Sarah Wise, Christine Duffield, Margaret Fry and Michael Roche

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:17

    Content type: Research

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  9. Following periods of health workforce crisis characterised by a severe shortage of nurses, midwives and doctors due to low production rates and excessive out-migration, the Government of Ghana through the Mini...

    Authors: James Avoka Asamani, Ninon P. Amertil, Hamza Ismaila, Francis Abande Akugri and Juliet Nabyonga-Orem

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:16

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Competency frameworks are being taken up by a growing number of sectors and for a broad range of applications. However, the topic of competency frameworks is characterised by conceptual ambiguity, misunderstan...

    Authors: Jody-Anne Mills, James W. Middleton, Alison Schafer, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Short and Alarcos Cieza

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:15

    Content type: Research

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  11. Insufficient wheelchair training among rehabilitation professionals has been identified as an important factor that hinders access to appropriate wheelchair services. The aim of this study was to develop a too...

    Authors: Paula W. Rushton, Karen Fung, Mélina Gauthier, Mary Goldberg, Maria Toro, Nicky Seymour and Jon Pearlman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:14

    Content type: Research

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  12. Laboratories are vital in disease diagnosis, prevention, treatment and outbreak investigations. Although recent decades have seen rapid advancements in modernised equipment and laboratory processes, minimal in...

    Authors: Suzanne N. Kiwanuka, Noel Namuhani, Martha Akulume, Simeon Kalyesubula, William Bazeyo and Angela N. Kisakye

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:13

    Content type: Research

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  13. Achieving improvements in Universal Health Coverage will require a re-orientation of medical education towards a stronger focus on primary health care. Innovative medical curricula have been implemented in som...

    Authors: Neil Squires, Susannah E. Colville, Kalipso Chalkidou and Shah Ebrahim

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:12

    Content type: Review

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  14. Primary health care (PHC) doctors’ numbers are dwindling in high- as well as low-income countries, which is feared to hamper the achievement of Universal Health Coverage goals. As a large proportion of doctors...

    Authors: Giuliano Russo, Alex J. Flores Cassenote, Aline G. Alves Guilloux and Mário César Scheffer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:11

    Content type: Research

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  15. Healthcare providers’ (HCPs) professionalism refers to their commitment and ability to respond to the health needs of the communities they serve and to act in the best interest of patients. Despite attention t...

    Authors: Mishal S. Khan, Sothavireak Bory, Sonia Rego, Sovanthida Suy, Anna Durrance-Bagale, Zia Sultana, Sophea Chhorn, Socheata Phou, Chanra Prien, Sotheara Heng, Johanna Hanefeld, Rumina Hasan and Vonthanak Saphonn

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:10

    Content type: Research

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  16. Burnout in healthcare providers has impacts at the level of the individual provider, patient, and organization. While there is a substantial body of literature on burnout in healthcare providers, burnout in pe...

    Authors: Laura Buckley, Whitney Berta, Kristin Cleverley, Christina Medeiros and Kimberley Widger

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:9

    Content type: Review

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  17. The ambition of universal health coverage entails estimation of the number, type and distribution of health workers required to meet the population need for health services. The demography of the population, i...

    Authors: Sylvia Szabo, Andrea Nove, Zoë Matthews, Ashish Bajracharya, Ibadat Dhillon, Devendra Raj Singh, Aurora Saares and James Campbell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:7

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. The shortage of dentists working in rural hospitals is an important public health problem resulting from dentist distribution inequity. The Ministry of Public Health of Thailand (MoPH) has implemented a policy...

    Authors: Philaiporn Vivatbutsiri, Thanachok Iempook, Sakda Wonghinkong, Sunisa Sopa and Palinee Detsomboonrat

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:5

    Content type: Research

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  19. To decentralize point-of-care early infant diagnosis (POC EID), task shifting to cadres such as nurses is important. However, this should not compromise quality of testing through generating high rates of inte...

    Authors: Francis M. Simmonds, Jennifer E. Cohn, Haurovi W. Mafaune, Tichaona H. Nyamundaya, Agnes Mahomva and Addmore Chadambuka

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:4

    Content type: Research

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  20. A high variety of team interventions aims to improve team performance outcomes. In 2008, we conducted a systematic review to provide an overview of the scientific studies focused on these interventions. Howeve...

    Authors: Martina Buljac-Samardzic, Kirti D. Doekhie and Jeroen D. H. van Wijngaarden

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:2

    Content type: Review

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  21. Resuscitation of patients with time-critical and life-threatening illness represents a cognitive challenge for emergency room (ER) clinicians. We designed a cognitive aid, the Emergency Protocols Handbook, to ...

    Authors: Charlotte Hall, Dean Robertson, Margaret Rolfe, Sharene Pascoe, Megan E. Passey and Sabrina Winona Pit

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2020 18:1

    Content type: Research

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  22. One of the key barriers to health in rural areas is health workforce. Poor understanding and communication about health workforce across all stakeholder groups (including the broad community) is very common an...

    Authors: Alexandra Martiniuk, Richard Colbran, Robyn Ramsden, Dave Karlson, Emer O’Callaghan, Estrella Lowe, Michael Edwards, Sharif Bagnulo, Imogene Rothnie, Laura Hardaker, Bernadette Gotch and Arna Wotherspoon

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:105

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  23. As the role of the physician assistant/associate grows globally, one question is: what is the level of patient satisfaction with PAs? Driven by legislative enactments to improve access to care, the PA has emer...

    Authors: Roderick S. Hooker, Amanda J. Moloney-Johns and Mary M. McFarland

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:104

    Content type: Research

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  24. Incidents of patient-initiated workplace violence against health care workers have been a subject of substantial public attention in China. Patient-initiated violence not only represents a risk of harm to heal...

    Authors: Ruilie Cai, Ji Tang, Chenhui Deng, Guofan Lv, Xiaohe Xu, Sean Sylvia and Jay Pan

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:103

    Content type: Research

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  25. Rural communities in Nigeria account for high maternal and newborn mortality rates in the country. Thus, there is a need for innovative models of service delivery, possibly with greater community engagement. I...

    Authors: Ekechi Okereke, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Godwin Unumeri, Bello Mohammed and Babatunde Ahonsi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:102

    Content type: Research

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  26. Marie Stopes Tanzania works with a voluntary cadre of 66 community-based mobilizers (CBMs), who are tasked with raising awareness, generating demand and providing referral to potential clients for family plann...

    Authors: Maryse Kok, Dinu Abdella, Rose Mwangi, Mengi Ntinginya, Ente Rood, Jennifer Gassner, Kathryn Church and Nkemdiri Wheatley

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:101

    Content type: Research

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  27. Doctor emigration from low- and middle-income countries represents a financial loss and threatens the equitable delivery of healthcare. In response to government imperatives to produce more health professional...

    Authors: Ann George, Duane Blaauw, Jarred Thompson and Lionel Green-Thompson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:100

    Content type: Research

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  28. Residents of remote communities in Australia and other geographically large countries have comparatively poorer access to high-quality primary health care. To inform ongoing policy development and practice in ...

    Authors: John Wakerman, John Humphreys, Deborah Russell, Steven Guthridge, Lisa Bourke, Terry Dunbar, Yuejen Zhao, Mark Ramjan, Lorna Murakami-Gold and Michael P. Jones

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:99

    Content type: Review

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  29. This paper presents the results of a case study that analyses the critical factors that influence the implementation of professional health education via blended learning in Dadaab refugee camp. It explores in...

    Authors: Aude D. Burkardt, Nicerine Krause and Minerva C. Rivas Velarde

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:98

    Content type: Research

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  30. Medicine is a high-status, high-skill occupation which has traditionally provided access to good quality jobs and relatively high salaries. In Ireland, historic underfunding combined with austerity-related cut...

    Authors: N. Humphries, A. M. McDermott, E. Conway, J-P Byrne, L. Prihodova, R. Costello and A. Matthews

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:97

    Content type: Research

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  31. A mismatch between the requirement and annual production of obstetricians and gynecologists (OBs-GYNs) was observed in Nepal. On top of that, recruitment and retention of OBs-GYNs is a pressing problem, especi...

    Authors: Bishnu Gautam, Vishnu Prasad Sapkota and Rajendra Raj Wagle

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:96

    Content type: Research

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  32. Nurse prescribing of medicines is increasing worldwide, but there is limited research in Europe. The objective of this study was to analyse which countries in Europe have adopted laws on nurse prescribing.

    Authors: Claudia B. Maier

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:95

    Content type: Research

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  33. An important strategy to reduce maternal and child mortality in Mali is to increase the number of deliveries assisted by qualified personnel in primary care facilities, especially in rural areas. However, plac...

    Authors: Cheick Sidya Sidibé, Ousmane Touré, Laurence Codjia, Assa Sidibé Keïta, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse and Marjolein Dieleman

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:94

    Content type: Research

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  34. Maternity waiting homes (MWHs) are a potential strategy to address low facility delivery rates resulting from access-associated barriers in resource-limited settings. Within a cluster-randomized controlled tri...

    Authors: Jeanette L. Kaiser, Rachel M. Fong, Thandiwe Ngoma, Kathleen Lucile McGlasson, Godfrey Biemba, Davidson H. Hamer, Misheck Bwalya, Maynards Chasaya and Nancy A. Scott

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:93

    Content type: Research

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  35. Healthcare providers (HCPs) are recognized as one of the cornerstones and drivers of health interventions. Roles such as documentation of patient care, data management, analysing, interpreting and appropriate ...

    Authors: Edward Nicol, Eunice Turawa and George Bonsu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:92

    Content type: Review

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  36. Recent studies reveal public-sector healthcare providers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are frequently absent from work, solicit informal payments for service delivery, and engage in disrespectful...

    Authors: Katherine Tumlinson, Dilshad Jaff, Barbara Stilwell, Dickens Otieno Onyango and Kenneth L. Leonard

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:91

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. Ischaemic stroke care requires a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary approach to optimise patient outcomes. Current care provision in Saudi Arabia is below international recommendations, and with increasing patien...

    Authors: Fahmi Al-Senani, Mohammad Salawati, Mohammed AlJohani, Matthieu Cuche, Valeska Seguel Ravest and Simon Eggington

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:90

    Content type: Research

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  38. Precarization of labor conditions has been expanding over the last three decades as a consequence of global economic transformations. The health workforce labor market is exposed to these transformations as we...

    Authors: Patricia Aristizabal, Gustavo Nigenda and Edson Serván-Mori

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:87

    Content type: Research

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  39. With the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata, a global effort is underway to re-focus on strengthening primary health care systems, with emphasis on leveraging community health workers (CHWs) towar...

    Authors: Smisha Agarwal, Pooja Sripad, Caroline Johnson, Karen Kirk, Ben Bellows, Joseph Ana, Vince Blaser, Meghan Bruce Kumar, Kathleen Buchholz, Alain Casseus, Nan Chen, Hannah Sarah Faich Dini, Rachel Hoy Deussom, David Jacobstein, Richard Kintu, Nazo Kureshy…

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:86

    Content type: Research

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  40. A competent, responsive, and productive health workforce is central to a well-performing health system capable of providing universal access to high-quality care. Ensuring health workers’ psychological wellbei...

    Authors: Julia Lohmann, Olzhas Shulenbayev, Danielle Wilhelm, Adamson S. Muula and Manuela De Allegri

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:85

    Content type: Research

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  41. The original article [1] contained an error in the presentation of all figures and tables; each figure and table is now set out and designated appropriately in the original article.

    Authors: Geordan Shannon, Nicole Minckas, Des Tan, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Neha Batura and Jenevieve Mannell

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:84

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2019 17:72

  42. China’s TB control system has been transforming its service delivery model from CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)-led model to the designated hospital-led model to combat the high disease burden...

    Authors: Ziyue Wang, Weixi Jiang, Yuhong Liu, Lijie Zhang, Anna Zhu, Shenglan Tang and Xiaoyun Liu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:83

    Content type: Research

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  43. Emigration of domestically-trained health professionals is widespread, including in Ireland which has the highest rate of medical graduates in the OECD. Ireland’s failure to retain graduates necessitates high ...

    Authors: Frances Cronin, Nicholas Clarke, Louise Hendrick, Ronan Conroy and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:74

    Content type: Research

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  44. Job satisfaction of doctors is an important factor determining quality and performance of a health system. The aim of this study was to assess job satisfaction among doctors of the public and private primary c...

    Authors: N. Ab Rahman, M. Husin, K. Dahian, K. Mohamad Noh, R. Atun and S. Sivasampu

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2019 17:82

    Content type: Research

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