Human resources for health have been recognized as essential to the development of responsive and effective health systems. Developing countries seeking to achieve universal health coverage face human resource constraints – whether in the form of health worker shortages, maldistribution of workers or poor worker performance – that seriously undermine their ability to achieve well-functioning health systems.
This paper describes how labour market analysis can contribute to a better understanding
of the factors behind human resource constraints in the health sector and to a more effective design of policies and interventions to address them.
This research is funded under the Department for International Development’s ReBUILD Programme which is led
by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Barbara McPake, Akiko Maeda, Edson Correia Araújo et al. Why do health labour market forces matter?
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2013;91:841–846 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.13.118794
Why do health labour market forces matter?
Published 1 November 2013