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Healthcare human resource planning
Healthcare human resource planning

Healthcare human resource planning is an important aspect of health policy. Its importance arises in particular from the long time-delays, high-costs for training, and high proportion of healthcare expenditure allocated to it. Many countries experience workforce shortages in the healthcare sector, especially among nursing staff. This also has huge implications for population health; morbidity and mortality can increase in the face of inadequate healthcare human resources. Yet, the high degree of uncertainty related to policies, costs and patient behavior makes long-term planning a significant challenge. In this light, this chapter will discuss different analytical techniques used in healthcare human resource planning. Two case studies are presented to provide examples of real-world applications across different institutional context. One employs a systems methodology, while the other uses a linear programming method. Specifically, they aim to demonstrate the importance of adequate planning, and the various elements that need to be accounted for when planning healthcare human resources.

Analytic techniques, Health policy, Healthcare human resource planning, Simulation modeling
0884-8289
515-541
Springer International Publishing
Ansah, John Pastor
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Koh, Victoria
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Bayer, Steffen
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Harper, Paul
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Matchar, David
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Kahraman, Cengiz
Topcu, Y. Ilker
Ansah, John Pastor
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Koh, Victoria
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Harper, Paul
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Matchar, David
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Topcu, Y. Ilker

Ansah, John Pastor, Koh, Victoria, Bayer, Steffen, Harper, Paul and Matchar, David (2018) Healthcare human resource planning In, Kahraman, Cengiz and Topcu, Y. Ilker (eds.) Operations Research Applications in Health Care Management. Springer International Publishing pp. 515-541. (International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, 262). (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-65455-3_20).

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Healthcare human resource planning is an important aspect of health policy. Its importance arises in particular from the long time-delays, high-costs for training, and high proportion of healthcare expenditure allocated to it. Many countries experience workforce shortages in the healthcare sector, especially among nursing staff. This also has huge implications for population health; morbidity and mortality can increase in the face of inadequate healthcare human resources. Yet, the high degree of uncertainty related to policies, costs and patient behavior makes long-term planning a significant challenge. In this light, this chapter will discuss different analytical techniques used in healthcare human resource planning. Two case studies are presented to provide examples of real-world applications across different institutional context. One employs a systems methodology, while the other uses a linear programming method. Specifically, they aim to demonstrate the importance of adequate planning, and the various elements that need to be accounted for when planning healthcare human resources.

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Published date: 2018
Keywords: Analytic techniques, Health policy, Healthcare human resource planning, Simulation modeling

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Local EPrints ID: 416923
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/416923
ISSN: 0884-8289
PURE UUID: 98155c40-1157-4035-aba6-4bbb259ea7c8

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Date deposited: 15 Jan 2018 17:30
Last modified: 15 Jan 2018 17:30

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Author: John Pastor Ansah
Author: Victoria Koh
Author: Steffen Bayer
Author: Paul Harper
Author: David Matchar
Editor: Cengiz Kahraman
Editor: Y. Ilker Topcu

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