OECD Health Working Papers

ISSN :
1815-2015 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18152015
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership health studies prepared for use within the OECD. Authorship is usually collective, but principal writers are named. The papers are generally available only in their original language - English or French - with a summary in the other.
 

Health Workforce Planning in OECD Countries

A Review of 26 Projection Models from 18 Countries You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Tomoko Ono1, Gaetan Lafortune1, Michael Schoenstein1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

Publication Date
26 June 2013
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No.:
62
Pages
131
DOI
10.1787/5k44t787zcwb-en

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Health workforce planning aims to achieve a proper balance between the supply and demand for different categories of health workers, in both the short and longer-term. Workforce planning in the health sector is particularly important, given the time and cost involved in training new doctors and other health professionals. In a context of tight budget constraints, proper health workforce planning is needed not only to guide policy decisions on entry into medical and nursing education programmes, but also to assess the impact of possible re-organisations in health service delivery to better respond to changing health care needs...
JEL Classification:
  • I10: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / General
  • I11: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Analysis of Health Care Markets
  • I12: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Health Production
  • I18: Health, Education, and Welfare / Health / Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
  • J11: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demographic Economics / Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts