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Towards a comprehensive economic methodology for estimating the cost of human resources for health under alternative scenarios


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Abstract: This paper gives guidance to the research agenda on how to cost human resources for health. While health workforce planning and management increasingly takes into account the dynamics of the health labour market and its external environment, the costing of human resources for health, on the basis of which human resource planning should be carried out (among other factors) is relatively underdeveloped. Given the currently fragmented and inefficient spending patterns on human resources for health, a comprehensive methodology for estimating the cost of human resources for health is urgently needed. One promising avenue for future research is to develop and use applied partial and economy-wide models. Such models can be adapted to the specificities of the country in question, be put to use in devising alternative strategies for human resource management and planning using alternative financing options and alternative goals, and can give insight into their respective costs.
Authors: Rutten, M.
Series Title: KIT Working Papers Series
Category: Research
Serial number: WPS.H2
ISSN: [1876-4142]
Keywords: human resource management , finance , health
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: iii, 10
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 Royal Tropical Institute. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: Towards a comprehensive economic methodology for estimating the cost of human resources for health under alternative scenarios