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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903297/variability-of-staffing-and-staff-mix-across-acute-care-units-in-alberta-canada
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Krishna Sharma, Stephanie E Hastings, Esther Suter, Judy Bloom
BACKGROUND: The health workforce has a crucial position in healthcare, and effective distribution of the workforce is one of the critical areas for healthcare improvement. This requires a proper understanding of the allocation of healthcare providers including staffing levels and staffing variability within a healthcare system. High variability may imply significant differences in outcomes and greater opportunity to better distribute staffing and improve patient outcomes. The objective of this study was to examine staffing variation across acute care units in a large and integrated healthcare system...
December 1, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903294/transformational-leadership-empowerment-and-job-satisfaction-the-mediating-role-of-employee-empowerment
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Sang Long Choi, Chin Fei Goh, Muhammad Badrull Hisyam Adam, Owee Kowang Tan
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have revealed that nursing staff turnover remains a major problem in emerging economies. In particular, nursing staff turnover in Malaysia remains high due to a lack of job satisfaction. Despite a shortage of healthcare staff, the Malaysian government plans to create 181 000 new healthcare jobs by 2020 through the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). This study investigated the causal relationships among perceived transformational leadership, empowerment, and job satisfaction among nurses and medical assistants in two selected large private and public hospitals in Malaysia...
December 1, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899109/challenges-for-strengthening-the-health-workforce-in-the-lao-people-s-democratic-republic-perspectives-from-key-stakeholders
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Yi Qian, Fei Yan, Wei Wang, Shayna Clancy, Kongsap Akkhavong, Manithong Vonglokham, Somphou Outhensackda, Truls Østbye
BACKGROUND: The Lao People's Democratic Republic is facing a critical shortage and maldistribution of health workers. Strengthening of the health workforce has been adopted as one of the five priorities of the National Health Sector Strategy (2013-2025). This study aims to identify, explore, and better understand the key challenges for strengthening the Laotian health workforce. METHODS: This study applied exploratory and descriptive qualitative methods and adapted a working life-span framework...
November 29, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894307/regional-health-workforce-monitoring-as-governance-innovation-a-german-model-to-coordinate-sectoral-demand-skill-mix-and-mobility
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E Kuhlmann, O Lauxen, C Larsen
BACKGROUND: As health workforce policy is gaining momentum, data sources and monitoring systems have significantly improved in the European Union and internationally. Yet data remain poorly connected to policy-making and implementation and often do not adequately support integrated approaches. This brings the importance of governance and the need for innovation into play. CASE: The present case study introduces a regional health workforce monitor in the German Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and seeks to explore the capacity of monitoring to innovate health workforce governance...
November 28, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863499/what-do-health-workers-in-timor-leste-want-know-and-do-findings-from-a-national-health-labour-market-survey
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Xiaohui Hou, Sophie Witter, Rashid U Zaman, Kay Engelhardt, Firdaus Hafidz, Fernanda Julia, Christophe Lemiere, Eileen B Sullivan, Estanislau Saldanha, Toomas Palu, Tomas Lievens
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to understand the labour market dynamics among health workers, including their preferences and concerns, and to assess the skills, competence and performance (i.e. the 'know-do gap') of doctors working in Timor-Leste. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was implemented in all 13 districts of Timor-Leste in 2014. We surveyed 443 health workers, including 175 doctors, 150 nurses and 118 midwives (about 20% of the health workers in the country)...
November 18, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852268/contribution-of-health-workforce-to-health-outcomes-empirical-evidence-from-vietnam
#6
Mai Phuong Nguyen, Tolib Mirzoev, Thi Minh Le
BACKGROUND: In Vietnam, a lower-middle income country, while the overall skill- and knowledge-based quality of health workforce is improving, health workers are disproportionately distributed across different economic regions. A similar trend appears to be in relation to health outcomes between those regions. It is unclear, however, whether there is any relationship between the distribution of health workers and the achievement of health outcomes in the context of Vietnam. This study examines the statistical relationship between the availability of health workers and health outcomes across the different economic regions in Vietnam...
November 16, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846852/a-systematic-review-of-physician-retirement-planning
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Michelle Pannor Silver, Angela D Hamilton, Aviroop Biswas, Natalie Irene Warrick
BACKGROUND: Physician retirement planning and timing have important implications for patients, hospitals, and healthcare systems. Unplanned early or late physician retirement can have dire consequences in terms of both patient safety and human resource allocations. This systematic review examined existing evidence on the timing and process of retirement of physicians. Four questions were addressed: (1) When do physicians retire? (2) Why do some physicians retire early? (3) Why do some physicians delay their retirement? (4) What strategies facilitate physician retention and/or retirement planning? METHODS: English-language studies were searched in electronic databases MEDLINE, Web of Science, Scopus, CINAHL, AgeLine, Embase, HealthSTAR, ASSA, and PsycINFO, from inception up to and including March 2016...
November 15, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814734/esip-sa%C3%A3%C2%BAde-mozambique-s-novel-approach-for-a-sustainable-human-resources-for-health-information-system
#8
Keith P Waters, Moises Ernesto Mazivila, Martinho Dgedge, Edgar Necochea, Devan Manharlal, Alexandra Zuber, Beatriz de Faria Leão, Debora Bossemeyer, Alfredo E Vergara
INTRODUCTION: Over the past decade, governments and international partners have responded to calls for health workforce data with ambitious investments in human resources information systems (HRIS). However, documentation of country experiences in the use of HRIS to improve strategic planning and management has been lacking. The purpose of this case presentation is to document for the first time Mozambique's novel approach to HRIS, sharing key success factors and contributing to the scant global knowledge base on HRIS...
November 5, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784298/the-global-pendulum-swing-towards-community-health-workers-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-scoping-review-of-trends-geographical-distribution-and-programmatic-orientations-2005-to-2014
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Helen Schneider, Dickson Okello, Uta Lehmann
BACKGROUND: There has been a substantial increase in publications and interest in community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) over the last years. This paper examines the growth, geographical distribution and programmatic orientations of the indexed literature on CHWs in LMIC over a 10-year period. METHODS: A scoping review of publications on CHWs from 2005 to 2014 was conducted. Using an inclusive list of terms, we searched seven databases (including MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane) for all English-language publications on CHWs in LMIC...
October 26, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769312/community-health-worker-in-hard-to-reach-rural-areas-of-myanmar-filling-primary-health-care-service-gaps
#10
Angkana Sommanustweechai, Weerasak Putthasri, Mya Lay Nwe, Saw Thetlya Aung, Mya Min Theint, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, San Shway Wynn
BACKGROUND: Myanmar is classified as critical shortage of health workforce. In responses to limited number of trained health workforce in the hard-to-reach and remote areas, the MOH trained the Community Health Worker (CHW) as health volunteers serving these communities on a pro bono basis. This study aimed to assess the socio-economic profiles, contributions of CHW to primary health care services and their needs for supports to maintain their quality contributions in rural hard to reach areas in Myanmar...
October 21, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756428/human-resources-for-health-strategies-adopted-by-providers-in-resource-limited-settings-to-sustain-long-term-delivery-of-art-a-mixed-methods-study-from-uganda
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Henry Zakumumpa, Modupe Oladunni Taiwo, Alex Muganzi, Freddie Ssengooba
BACKGROUND: Human resources for health (HRH) constraints are a major barrier to the sustainability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many prior approaches to HRH constraints have taken a top-down trend of generalized global strategies and policy guidelines. The objective of the study was to examine the human resources for health strategies adopted by front-line providers in Uganda to sustain ART delivery beyond the initial ART scale-up phase between 2004 and 2009...
October 19, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737659/factors-associated-with-less-than-full-time-working-in-medical-practice-results-of-surveys-of-five-cohorts-of-uk-doctors-10%C3%A2-years-after-graduation
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Shelly Lachish, Elena Svirko, Michael J Goldacre, Trevor Lambert
BACKGROUND: The greater participation of women in medicine in recent years, and recent trends showing that doctors of both sexes work fewer hours than in the past, present challenges for medical workforce planning. In this study, we provide a detailed analysis of the characteristics of doctors who choose to work less-than-full-time (LTFT). We aimed to determine the influence of these characteristics on the probability of working LTFT. METHODS: We used data on working patterns obtained from long-term surveys of 10,866 UK-trained doctors...
October 13, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27724966/an-analysis-of-the-global-pharmacy-workforce-capacity
#13
Ian Bates, Christopher John, Andreia Bruno, Pamela Fu, Shirin Aliabadi
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there is a global healthcare workforce shortage of 7.2 million, which is predicted to grow to 12.9 million by 2035. Globally, people are living longer with multiple co-morbidities and require increased access and use of medicines. Pharmacists are a key component of the healthcare workforce, and in many countries, pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare profession. This paper identifies key issues and current trends affecting the global pharmacy workforce, in particular workforce distribution, country economic status, capacity, and workforce gender balance...
October 10, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717388/performance-based-incentives-may-be-appropriate-to-address-challenges-to-delivery-of-prevention-of-vertical-transmission-of-hiv-services-in-rural-mozambique-a-qualitative-investigation
#14
Roseanne C Schuster, Octávio de Sousa, Jacqueline Rivera, Rebecca Olson, Delphine Pinault, Sera L Young
BACKGROUND: Performance-based incentives (PBIs) have garnered global attention as a promising strategy to improve healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations. However, literature gaps in the context in which an intervention is implemented and how the PBIs were developed exist. Therefore, we (1) characterized the barriers and promoters to prevention of vertical transmission of HIV (PVT) service delivery in rural Mozambique, where the vertical transmission rate is 12 %, and (2) assessed the appropriateness for a PBI's intervention and application to PVT...
October 7, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687611/a-synthesis-of-recent-analyses-of-human-resources-for-health-requirements-and-labour-market-dynamics-in-high-income-oecd-countries
#15
Gail Tomblin Murphy, Stephen Birch, Adrian MacKenzie, Stephanie Bradish, Annette Elliott Rose
BACKGROUND: Recognition of the importance of effective human resources for health (HRH) planning is evident in efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) to facilitate, with partner organizations, the development of a global HRH strategy for the period 2016-2030. As part of efforts to inform the development of this strategy, the aims of this study, the first of a pair, were (a) to conduct a rapid review of recent analyses of HRH requirements and labour market dynamics in high-income countries who are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and (b) to identify a methodology to determine future HRH requirements for these countries...
September 29, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681374/hospital-preferences-of-nursing-students-in-korea-a-discrete-choice-experiment-approach
#16
Bo-Hyun Park, YuKyung Ko
BACKGROUND: DCE was applied to investigate nursing students' preferred hospital choice criteria and to investigate the trends in the trade-offs by calculating the marginal rate of substitution between these criteria. This study identified the properties of the hospitals primarily selected by nursing students, and aims to estimate the monetary value of each attribute. METHODS: Based on discussions and in-depth interviews with nursing students' focus groups and a literature review, we created a discrete choice experiment (DCE) that assessed how students' stated preference for a certain hospital choice was influenced by various job attributes: higher salary, location, hospital type, salary per year, provision of a dormitory, etc...
September 29, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27381279/the-who-global-code-increasing-relevance-and-effectiveness
#17
James Campbell, Ibadat S Dhillon, Amani Siyam
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June 30, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27117921/health-personnel-retention-strategies-in-a-peri-urban-community-an-exploratory-study-on-epworth-zimbabwe
#18
Bernard Hope Taderera, Stephen Hendricks, Yogan Pillay
BACKGROUND: The need to retain health personnel is a policy challenge undermining health system reform of the 21st century. The need to resolve this global health workforce crisis resulted in the First Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in 2008 from which the Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action was formulated. However, whilst there have been several studies exploring the retention of health personnel towards this end, available literature does not provide a detailed narrative on strategies used in peri-urban communities...
April 27, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27117822/follow-up-on-commitments-at-the-third-global-forum-on-human-resources-for-health-indonesia-sudan-tanzania-a-commitment-is-a-promise-a-promise-is-a-debt
#19
Gilles Dussault, Elsheikh Badr, Hartiah Haroen, Martin Mapunda, Achmad Soebagja Tancarino Mars, Kirana Pritasari, Giorgio Cometto
This study sought to assess actions which Indonesia, Sudan, and Tanzania took to implement the health workforce commitments they made at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH) in November 2013. The study was conducted through a survey of published and gray literature in English and field research consisting of direct contacts with relevant ministries and agencies. Results show that the three countries implemented interventions to translate their commitments into actions. The three countries focused their commitments on improving the availability, geographical accessibility, quality of education, and performance of health workers...
April 26, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27080388/developing-a-tool-to-assess-motivation-among-health-service-providers-working-with-public-health-system-in-india
#20
Bhaskar Purohit, Abhishek Maneskar, Deepak Saxena
BACKGROUND: Addressing the shortage of health service providers (doctors and nurses) in rural health centres remains a huge challenge. The lack of motivation of health service providers to serve in rural areas is one of the major reasons for such shortage. While many studies have aimed at analysing the reasons for low motivation, hardly any studies in India have focused on developing valid and reliable tools to measure motivation among health service providers. Hence, the objective of the study was to test and develop a valid and reliable instrument to assess the motivation of health service providers working with the public health system in India and the extent to which the motivation factors included in the study motivate health service providers to perform better at work...
April 14, 2016: Human Resources for Health
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