Assessment of human resources for health using cross-national comparison of facility surveys in six countries

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Neeru Gupta, Mario R Dal Poz

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Number of pages: 9
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English


This paper discusses the lack of standard data collection methods and tools for assessment of human resources in health care, which hampers the comparability of data across countries. WHO coordinated a series of facility-based surveys for the assessment of human resources in six low and middle-income countries.

The objective of these surveys was to test and validate the use of standardized facility based survey tool across different countries and country-specific findings relevant for HRH policy and planning.