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American health care: why so costly?

INTRODUCTION: Rising health care costs are of concern to policymakers, employers, health care leaders, and insured and uninsured Americans alike. The U.S. has relied on a mixed public–private system of insurance, managed care, and market competition to shape the health care system. Yet, the U.S. has th...

Human resources planning: issues and methods

INTRODUCTION: During the past half century, the focus of development of human resources for health (HRH) has evolved from increasing the numbers of conventional health personnel, through efforts to improve the education of all health workers, to current attempts to increase their effectiveness and the qu...

Human Resources for Health Observatories: contributing to evidence-based policy decisions

The critical importance of strengthening the health workforce as a strategy to improve the performance of health services system has been widely recognized in recent years. The pressing need for better data and information to inform policy development led to the creation of observatories to collect and a...

Core competencies for public health: a regional framework for the Americas

The Regional Core Competency Framework for Public Health (RCCFPH) is an instrument that defines the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to public health that the health workforce as a whole should possess. This tool has been developed in response to a need in the Americas for a simple tool...

Proposal for a basic pharmaceutical education plan and professional competencies of the pharmacist

Access to and rational use of drugs continues to be a major challenge in most of the countries in the Region of the Americas and elsewhere in the world, despite the efforts made and the resources invested. The factors that have affected the achievement of these objectives include the segmentation and fra...

Consultancy report For the second assessment of Trinidad and Tobago’s progress towards the achievement of the regional goals for human resources for health

This report presented the findings and information from the second Human Resources for Health (HRH) consultancy research undertaken in October-November 2013, and compared the findings with the data submitted in 2009 to see where progress was made and where additional focus and resources are needed to be ...