Resource Spotlight: Achieving a More Efficient Health Care Workforce
A key approach to address the global shortage of health care providers is to improve the productivity of existing workers, thereby improving the quality and coverage of services. Workplace environment improvements and task shifting of health functions to different cadres of providers are two promising interventions that are being used for this purpose. This presentation describes innovative solutions to enhance the capacity and productivity of the current workforce and to build coherence into the management of human resources for stronger health systems. Adapted from publisher’s description.
This presentation was part of the United States Agency for International Development's 2006 Global Health Mini-University, a day-long forum offering highlighting evidence-based best practices and state-of-the-art information from a variety of technical areas across the global health field.
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other articles that address this topic, including:
- Make Better Use of Provider Time in Public Health Clinics
- Organizing Work Better
- Task Shifting for a Strategic Skill Mix
Past Resource Spotlights
- Community Home-Based Care for People and Communities Affected by HIV/AIDS: Training Course and Handbook for Community Health Workers
- Taking Stock: Health Worker Shortages and the Response to AIDS
- Establishing Human Resource Systems for Health during Postconflict Reconstruction