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  • Date
    2008-02-18
  • Title
    Health Human Resources Modeling: Challenging the Past, Creating the Future
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
  • Year
    2007
  • Author
    O'Brien-Pallas l, Tomblin Murphy G, Birch S, Kephart G, Meyer R, Eisler K, Lethbridge L and Cook A
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors]Governments and managers are challenged to ensure that adequate and efficient nursing services are delivered to meet the health needs of Canadians and to support health-system goals. Concerns about nurse supply need to be analyzed with consideration of changing population health needs, the efficient delivery of health services and the workplace concerns of providers. Traditional approaches to health human resource planning have relied on applying current provider-to-population ratios to projected future populations; however, these approaches fall short as changes in population health needs and in provider productivity are not taken into account. Guided by the conceptual framework for health human resource planning developed by O'Brien-Pallas, Tomblin Murphy and Birch (2005), this program expands existing demographic-focused approaches to health human resource planning by moving beyond considerations of supply and utilization towards an examination of the broader social, political, economic, geographic and technological influences on the health system.
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy
  • Keywords
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy
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