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  • Date
    2007-02-20
  • Title
    Health Human Resources Planning and the Production of Health: Development of an Extended Analytical Framework for Needs-Based Health Human Resources Planning
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    SEDAP Research Paper No. 168
  • Year
    2007
  • Author
    Birch S, Kephart G, Tomblin-Murphy G, O'Brien-Pallas L, Alder R and MacKenzie A
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors]In this paper an analytical framework is developed based on the production of health care services and the multiple determinants of health human resource requirements. In this framework attention is focused on estimating the 'flow' of services required to meet the needs of the population that is then translated into the required 'stock' of providers to deliver this 'flow' of services. The requirements for human resources in the future is shown to depend on four elements: the size and demographic mix of the population (demography), the levels of risks to health and morbidity in the population (epidemiology), the services deemed appropriate to address the levels of risks to health and morbidity (standards of care), and the rate of service delivery by providers (productivity). Application of the framework is illustrated using hypothetical scenarios.
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy
  • Keywords
    health human resources planning
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