Health Manpower

Publication Title: 
Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England)

BACKGROUND: Recruitment and retention of health workers is a major concern. Policy initiatives emphasize financial incentives, despite mixed evidence of their effectiveness. Qualitative studies suggest that nurses especially may be more driven by altruistic motivations, but quantitative research has overlooked such values. This paper adds to the literature through characterizing the nature and determinants of nurses' altruism, based on a cross-country quantitative study.

Author(s): 
Smith, Richard
Lagarde, Mylene
Blaauw, Duane
Goodman, Catherine
English, Mike
Mullei, Kethi
Pagaiya, Nonglak
Tangcharoensathien, Viroj
Erasmus, Ermin
Hanson, Kara
Publication Title: 
Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England)

BACKGROUND: Recruitment and retention of health workers is a major concern. Policy initiatives emphasize financial incentives, despite mixed evidence of their effectiveness. Qualitative studies suggest that nurses especially may be more driven by altruistic motivations, but quantitative research has overlooked such values. This paper adds to the literature through characterizing the nature and determinants of nurses' altruism, based on a cross-country quantitative study.

Author(s): 
Smith, Richard
Lagarde, Mylene
Blaauw, Duane
Goodman, Catherine
English, Mike
Mullei, Kethi
Pagaiya, Nonglak
Tangcharoensathien, Viroj
Erasmus, Ermin
Hanson, Kara
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Introduction of artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) has boosted interest in parasite-based malaria diagnosis, leading to increased use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), particularly in rural settings where microscopy is limited. With donor support, national malaria control programmes are now procuring large quantities of RDTs. The scarcity of health facilities and trained personnel in many sub-Saharan African countries means that limiting RDT use to such facilities would exclude a significant proportion of febrile cases.

Author(s): 
Harvey, Steven A.
Jennings, Larissa
Chinyama, Masela
Masaninga, Fred
Mulholland, Kurt
Bell, David R.
Publication Title: 
Research in Population Economics
Author(s): 
Spitze, G. D.
Waite, L. J.
Publication Title: 
Studies in Comparative International Development
Author(s): 
Draper, E.
Publication Title: 
Jinko Mondai Kenkyu. [Journal of Population Problems]
Author(s): 
Nakano, E.
Ikenoue, M.
Ishikawa, A.
Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine. Medical Anthropology
Author(s): 
Claquin, P.
Publication Title: 
Lancet

India has a severe shortage of human resources for health. It has a shortage of qualified health workers and the workforce is concentrated in urban areas. Bringing qualified health workers to rural, remote, and underserved areas is very challenging. Many Indians, especially those living in rural areas, receive care from unqualified providers. The migration of qualified allopathic doctors and nurses is substantial and further strains the system. Nurses do not have much authority or say within the health system, and the resources to train them are still inadequate.

Author(s): 
Rao, Mohan
Rao, Krishna D.
Kumar, A. K. Shiva
Chatterjee, Mirai
Sundararaman, Thiagarajan
Publication Title: 
Lancet

India has a severe shortage of human resources for health. It has a shortage of qualified health workers and the workforce is concentrated in urban areas. Bringing qualified health workers to rural, remote, and underserved areas is very challenging. Many Indians, especially those living in rural areas, receive care from unqualified providers. The migration of qualified allopathic doctors and nurses is substantial and further strains the system. Nurses do not have much authority or say within the health system, and the resources to train them are still inadequate.

Author(s): 
Rao, Mohan
Rao, Krishna D.
Kumar, A. K. Shiva
Chatterjee, Mirai
Sundararaman, Thiagarajan
Publication Title: 
California Medicine

To serve the interests of members and to function in the public interest, the California Medical Association must set policies and take positions on current issues affecting the health care of Californians. These policies then guide the activities of the Association in fulfilling its leadership role and its responsibility to the public.Delegates, elected by the membership of CMA's component medical societies, meet annually to deliberate and determine the policies and courses of action for the Association.

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