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  1. One of the biggest barriers to accessing safe surgical and anesthetic care is lack of trained providers. Uganda has one of the largest deficits in anesthesia providers in the world, and though they are increas...

    Authors: Tyler J. Law, Shivani Subhedar, Fred Bulamba, Nathan N. O’Hara, Mary T. Nabukenya, Cornelius Sendagire, Adam Hewitt-Smith, Michael S. Lipnick and Janat Tumukunde

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:93

    Content type: Research

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  2. The retirement of a family physician can represent a challenge in accessibility and continuity of care for patients. In this population-based, longitudinal cohort study, we assess whether and how long it takes...

    Authors: Lindsay Hedden, Megan A. Ahuja, M. Ruth Lavergne, Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Michael R. Law, Lucy Cheng and Morris L. Barer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:92

    Content type: Research

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  3. To strengthen health systems, the shortage of physicians globally needs to be addressed. However, efforts to increase the numbers of physicians must be balanced with controls on medical education imparted and ...

    Authors: Wafa Aftab, Mishal Khan, Sonia Rego, Nishant Chavan, Afifah Rahman-Shepherd, Isha Sharma, Shishi Wu, Zahra Zeinali, Rumina Hasan and Sameen Siddiqi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:91

    Content type: Research

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  4. The shortage of doctors and their unequal distribution serve as challenges to advancing primary healthcare (PHC) and achieving effective universal healthcare coverage in Brazil. In an effort to use nurses’ pot...

    Authors: Carinne Magnago and Celia Regina Pierantoni

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:90

    Content type: Research

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  5. Health workforce planning provides a crucial evidence-base for decision-makers in the development and deployment of a fit-for-purpose workforce. Although less common, health workforce planning at the regional ...

    Authors: Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Caroline Chamberland-Rowe and Sarah Simkin

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:87

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:86

    The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:85

  6. Health workforce planning capability at a regional level is increasingly necessary to ensure that the healthcare needs of defined local populations can be met by the health workforce. In 2016, a regional healt...

    Authors: Sarah Simkin, Caroline Chamberland-Rowe and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:86

    Content type: Research

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:87

  7. A regional health authority in Toronto, Canada, identified health workforce planning as an essential input to the implementation of their comprehensive Primary Care Strategy. The goal of this project was to de...

    Authors: Caroline Chamberland-Rowe, Sarah Simkin and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:85

    Content type: Research

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Human Resources for Health 2021 19:87

  8. To investigate opportunities for task shifting to decongest an outpatient neurology clinic in Zambia by describing current patient flow through the clinic and potential nodes for intervention using process map...

    Authors: Ana C. Villegas, Deanna Saylor, Michelle Kvalsund, Masharip Atadzhanov, Clarence Chiluba, Lorraine Chishimba, Stanley Zimba, Mashina Chomba and Omar K. Siddiqi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:88

    Content type: Research

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  9. By 2050, the global demand for orthotic and prosthetic services is expected to double. Unfortunately, the orthotic/prosthetic workforce is not well placed to meet this growing demand. Strengthening the regulat...

    Authors: Leigh Clarke, Louise Puli, Emily Ridgewell, Michael P. Dillon and Sarah Anderson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:83

    Content type: Review

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  10. The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the extreme needs of the public health workforce. As societies discuss how to build up the capacity and infrastructure of their systems, it is crucial that young profession...

    Authors: Brian Li Han Wong, Ines Siepmann, Tara T. Chen, Shelby Fisher, Tobias S. Weitzel, Naomi L. Nathan and Diah S. Saminarsih

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:82

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. Depression is a major population health challenge globally. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to (i) determine depression prevalence and (ii) identify the risk and protective factors of depression ...

    Authors: Amit Abraham, Karima Chaabna, Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy, Sapna Bhagat, Javaid Sheikh, Ravinder Mamtani and Sohaila Cheema

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:81

    Content type: Review

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  12. Pharmacists are a crucial part of the health workforce and play an important role in achieving universal health coverage. In China, pharmaceutical human resources are in short supply, and the distribution is u...

    Authors: Ping Liu, Shimeng Liu, Tiantian Gong, Quan Li, Gang Chen and Shunping Li

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:79

    Content type: Research

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  13. The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Recognition Programme was created to ensure the comparability of medical school accrediting agencies, so that the schools accredited by those agencies would ha...

    Authors: Kahlo Baniadam, Zakia Arfeen, Mohammed Ahmed Rashid, Ming-Jung Ho and Sean Tackett

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:78

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  14. Polish healthcare providers already struggle with a deficiency concerning human resources, especially with regard to doctors and nurses. Because of this, effective HRM interventions should be taken in order to...

    Authors: Beata Buchelt, Bernard Ziębicki, Joanna Jończyk and Joanna Dzieńdziora

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:77

    Content type: Research

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  15. An effective response to an emergency situation relies on health care workers’ preparedness. The main purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive overview of relevant studies regarding the willingness...

    Authors: Hamideh Nafar, Emir Tahmazi Aghdam, Naser Derakhshani, Nadia Sani’ee, Sakineh Sharifian and Salime Goharinezhad

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:76

    Content type: Review

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  16. Quality of training is determined through programs’ compliance with accreditation standards, often set for a number of years. However, perspectives on quality of training within these standards may differ from...

    Authors: Nesibe Akdemir, Romana Malik, Theanne Walters, Stanley Hamstra and Fedde Scheele

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:75

    Content type: Research

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  17. Safety climate is an essential component of achieving Universal Health Coverage, with several organisational, unit or team-level, and individual health worker factors identified as influencing safety climate. ...

    Authors: Frédérique Vallières, Paul Mubiri, Samuel Agyei Agyemang, Samuel Amon, Jana Gerold, Tim Martineau, Ann Nolan, Thomasena O’Byrne, Lifah Sanudi, Freddie Sengooba and Helen Prytherch

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:73

    Content type: Research

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  18. Japan has opened its labor market to care workers from Indonesia under the Japan–Indonesia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). However, few studies have examined the types of care skills transferred between ...

    Authors: Yuko O. Hirano, Susiana Nugraha, Hiroyasu Shiozu, Misako Higashijima and Tri Budi W. Rahardjo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:71

    Content type: Research

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  19. Accreditation systems in medical education aim to assure various stakeholders that graduates are ready to further their training or begin practice. The purpose of this paper is to explore the current state of ...

    Authors: Deborah Bedoll, Marta van Zanten and Danette McKinley

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:70

    Content type: Research

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  20. Less attractive specialties in medicine are struggling to recruit and retain physicians. When properly organized and delivered, continuing medical education (CME) activities that include short courses, coachin...

    Authors: Van Anh Thi Nguyen, Karen D. Könings, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier and Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:69

    Content type: Review

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  21. Job satisfaction refers to the feeling of contentment one experiences with their job. Job satisfaction among opticians is a crucial variable in determining their motivation and has consequential influence on t...

    Authors: Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, Akosua Kesewah Asare, Elsie Emelia Yelbert, Emmanuel Kobia-Acquah, Emmanuel Kofi Addo, Eldad Agyei-Manu, Thomas Brusah and Prince Antwi Asenso

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:68

    Content type: Research

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  22. Guinea undertook health workforce reform in 2016 following the Ebola outbreak to overcome decades-long shortages and maldistribution of healthcare workers (HCWs). Specifically, over 5000 HCWs were recruited an...

    Authors: Delphin Kolie, Remco Van De Pas, Alexandre Delamou, Nafissatou Dioubaté, Foromo Timothée Beavogui, Patrice Bouedouno, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Abdoulaye Kaba, Willem Van De Put and Wim Van Damme

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:67

    Content type: Research

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  23. Increasing evidence suggests that sustainable delivery of interprofessional education (IPE) has the potential to lead to interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP), which in turn has the potential to lead...

    Authors: Mohammad Azzam, Anton Puvirajah, Marie-Andrée Girard and Ruby E. Grymonpre

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:66

    Content type: Research

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  24. The gender pay gap in the United States (US) has narrowed over the last several decades, with the female/male earnings ratio in the US increased from about 60% before the 1980s to about 79% by 2014. However, t...

    Authors: Zhuo Chen, Yihong Zhang, Huabin Luo, Donglan Zhang, Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa, Yuheng Wang, Ruoxi Wang and Grace Bagwell-Adams

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:65

    Content type: Research

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  25. The COVID-19 pandemic posed a huge challenge to the education systems worldwide, forcing many countries to provisionally close educational institutions and deliver courses fully online. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Wen Li, Robyn Gillies, Mingyu He, Changhao Wu, Shenjun Liu, Zheng Gong and Hong Sun

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:64

    Content type: Research

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  26. In many countries, migrant physicians (MP) tend to fill staff shortages in medical specialties perceived as low status. The aim of this study was to explore aspects that influence MPs’, with a medical degree f...

    Authors: Linda Sturesson, Per J. Palmgren, Magnus Öhlander, Gunnar H. Nilsson and Terese Stenfors

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:63

    Content type: Research

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  27. Historically, immigration has been a significant population driver in Canada. In October 2020, immigration targets were raised to an unprecedented level to support economic recovery in response to COVID-19. In...

    Authors: Andrea Baumann, Mary Crea-Arsenio, Dana Ross and Jennifer Blythe

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:62

    Content type: Research

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  28. Task shifting and sharing (TS/S) involves the redistribution of health tasks within workforces and communities. Conceptual frameworks lay out the key factors, constructs, and variables involved in a given phen...

    Authors: Aaron M. Orkin, Sampreeth Rao, Jeyasakthi Venugopal, Natasha Kithulegoda, Pete Wegier, Stephen D. Ritchie, David VanderBurgh, Alexandra Martiniuk, Fabio Salamanca-Buentello and Ross Upshur

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:61

    Content type: Research

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  29. In 2014, Nigeria issued the task-shifting/sharing policy for essential health services, which aimed to fill the human resource gap and improve the delivery of health services across the country. This study foc...

    Authors: Babajide Oluseyi Daini, Emeka Okafor, Sikiru Baruwa, Oluwafunmito Adeyanju, Rodio Diallo and Jennifer Anyanti

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:60

    Content type: Research

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  30. Sexual harassment is a ubiquitous problem that prevents women’s integration and retention in the workforce. Its prevalence had been documented in previous health sector studies in Uganda, indicating that it af...

    Authors: Constance Newman, Alice Nayebare, Stella Neema, Allan Agaba and Lilian Perry Akello

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:59

    Content type: Research

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  31. Rapid and effective emergency response to address health security relies on a competent and suitably trained local and international workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that the health security wo...

    Authors: Amy Elizabeth Parry, Martyn D. Kirk, David N. Durrheim, Babatunde Olowokure, Samantha M. Colquhoun and Tambri Housen

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:58

    Content type: Research

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  32. Drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) care shifted from centralized to decentralized care in Tanzania in 2015. This study explored whether DR-TB training and mentoring supported healthcare workers’ (HCWs) DR-TB care perfo...

    Authors: Dennis Lyakurwa, Johnson Lyimo, Christiaan Mulder, Puck T. Pelzer, Inge Koppelaar and Marleen Heus

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:56

    Content type: Research

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  33. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), as part of its 2030 National Transformation Program, set a goal of transforming the healthcare sector to increase access to, and improve the quality and efficiency of, health...

    Authors: Samantha Gailey, Tim A. Bruckner, Tracy Kuo Lin, Jenny X. Liu, Mohammed Alluhidan, Taghred Alghaith, Hussah Alghodaier, Nabiha Tashkandi, Christopher H. Herbst, Mariam M. Hamza and Nahar Alazemi

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:55

    Content type: Research

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  34. Well-trained, competent, and motivated human resources for health (HRH) are crucial to delivering quality service provision across the sexual, reproductive, maternal, and newborn health (SRMNH) care continuum ...

    Authors: Melese Girmaye Negero, David Sibbritt and Angela Dawson

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:54

    Content type: Review

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  35. Many challenges exist in providing equitable access to rural healthcare in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). WHO recommends student exposure to rural clinical rotations to promote interest in rural h...

    Authors: Susan Michaels-Strasser, Paul W. Thurman, Narcisse Mwinkeu Kasongo, Daniel Kapenda, John Ngulefac, Beatrice Lukeni, Serge Matumaini, Lauren Parmley, Rebekah Hughes and Faustin Malele

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:53

    Content type: Case study

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  36. There is limited information on how the barriers to interprofessional collaboration (IPC) across various professionals, organizations, and care facilities influence the health and welfare of older adults. This...

    Authors: TJ Robinson T. Moncatar, Keiko Nakamura, Kathryn Lizbeth L. Siongco, Kaoruko Seino, Rebecca Carlson, Carmelita C. Canila, Richard S. Javier and Fely Marilyn E. Lorenzo

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:52

    Content type: Research

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  37. There is a growing recognition that underutilization and underemployment of skilled immigrants, especially internationally trained health professionals, creates a financial burden on individuals and economic l...

    Authors: Tanvir C. Turin, Nashit Chowdhury, Mark Ekpekurede, Deidre Lake, Mohammad Ali Ashraf Lasker, Mary O’Brien and Suzanne Goopy

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:51

    Content type: Review

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  38. Digital technologies are rapidly being integrated into a wide range of health fields. This new domain, often termed ‘digital health’, has the potential to significantly improve healthcare outcomes and global h...

    Authors: Brian L. H. Wong, Mark P. Khurana, Robert D. Smith, Omnia El-Omrani, Ave Pold, Amine Lotfi, Charlotte A. O’Leary and Diah S. Saminarsih

    Citation: Human Resources for Health 2021 19:50

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Correction

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