Resource Spotlight: Building Stronger Human Resources for Health through Licensure, Certification and Accreditation
Credentialing of health care providers, facilities and educational institutions is an integral component in building and sustaining robust human resources for health (HRH) systems. The credentialing mechanisms—licensure/registration, certification and accreditation—are among the most frequently used quality assurance tools in health care and serve as valuable instruments in the broader function of health care regulation. This technical brief examines the characteristics and potential advantages of these mechanisms and common challenges faced in implementing them in low-resource settings. Author’s description
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other articles that address this topic, including:
- Guidelines for Development of a Health Worker Certification System
- Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
- Quality Assurance of Health Care in Developing Countries
For additional resources, visit the Quality Assurance Systems subject category.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health
- Regional Consultation on Human Resources in Health: Critical Challenges
- Health Worker Flight from Sub-Saharan Africa: Patterns, Implications & Mitigating Strategies