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Assessing future health workforce needs : [publication] : prepared for the Belgian EU Presidency Conference on Investing in Europe's health workforce of tomorrow : scope for innovation and collaboration (La Hulpe, 9-10 September 2010) /

by Dussault, Gilles.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Policy Summary ; 2.Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO. regional office for Europe ; European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2010Description: 35 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.SAPHIR theme(s): Professions de santé | Santé internationale - Global HealthMeSH subject(s): Health Manpower | Health Planning | Health Services Needs and Demand | Health Manpower -- organization & administration | Health Manpower -- trends | Health Services Needs and Demand -- trends | EuropePUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: Many countries face difficullties in adequatly deploying the health workforce (HW) and the mobility of health personnel between countries in Europe makes planning at national level difficult, in part because migratory flows are poorly documented. The aim of this summary is to inform policy- and decision-makers of the state of knowledge about how best to assess and respond to future HW needs. It first discusses the nature of the challenge in assessing the futute HW. It then introduces available tools and startegies ; discusses their strenghts and weaknesses ; presents lessons learned from relevant country experiences, and summarizes the key messages from the review of the state of the art. [Extract p.V.]
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Many countries face difficullties in adequatly deploying the health workforce (HW) and the mobility of health personnel between countries in Europe makes planning at national level difficult, in part because migratory flows are poorly documented. The aim of this summary is to inform policy- and decision-makers of the state of knowledge about how best to assess and respond to future HW needs. It first discusses the nature of the challenge in assessing the futute HW. It then introduces available tools and startegies ; discusses their strenghts and weaknesses ; presents lessons learned from relevant country experiences, and summarizes the key messages from the review of the state of the art. [Extract p.V.]