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Health Workforce

 

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The OECD advises countries on how to meet future demand for health professionals and how to manage the supply of health workers, by reviewing policies related to education and training, continuous professional development, geographic distribution and immigration. The OECD also assesses changes in the scope of practice of health care providers, and the impact that these changes might have on access, quality and efficiency in health service delivery.

 

Key information on health workforce

Health workforce policies in OECD countries

Health Workforce Policies in OECD Countries - Right Jobs, Right Skills, Right Places


Released 15 March 2016

Health workers are the cornerstone of health systems, playing a central role in providing health services to the population and improving health outcomes. The demand and supply of health workers have increased over time in all OECD countries, with jobs in the health and social sector accounting for more than 10% of total employment now in several OECD countries. This publication reviews key trends and policy priorities on health workforce across OECD countries, with a particular focus on doctors and nurses given the preeminent role that they have traditionally played in health service delivery.

  

HEALTH WORKFORCE PUBLICATIONS

 

Data on Health Workforce

Health at a Glance 2015


Health workforce chapter in Health at a Glance 2015 - OECD Indicators:

Health at a Glance - Europe 2014


Health workforce data in Health at a Glance - Europe 2014:

Health at a Glance - Asia/Pacific 2014


Health workforce data in Health at a Glance - Asia/Pacific 2014:



For more data on health workforce, go to the dataset on Health Care Resources in OECD.Stat.

 

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Further reading

 

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL HIGH-LEVEL COMMISSION ON HEALTH EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

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23 March 2016 - LAUNCH AND FIRST MEETING OF THE COMMISSION, Lyon, France
The meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr François Hollande, President of France and, H.E. Mr Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa.

The Commission’s main objective is to propose actions to contribute to global inclusive economic growth, creation of decent jobs, achievement of Universal Health Coverage, and also to complement various global development efforts set out by the international community.

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