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Title: Management of human resources for health : report of a WHO expert committee [meeting held in Geneva from 3 to 9 November 1987]
Other Titles: La gestion des ressources humaines pour la santé : rapport d' un Comité d'experts de l' OMS [réuni à Genève du 3 au 9 novembre 1987]
Gestión de recursos humanos para la salud : informe de un Comité de Expertos de la OMS [se reunió en Ginebra del 3 al 9 de noviembre de 1987]
Authors: WHO Expert Committee on Management of Human Resources for Health
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
French
Russian
Spanish
Abstract: Sets out the conclusions and recommendations of an expert committee convened to consider ways to improve the management of the health workforce. Noting that personnel form the most expensive component of health services, the report concentrates on definitions, principles, and strategies that can help planners recognize inefficiencies in the utilization of health personnel and then take appropriate corrective action, whether at national or district levels. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on the many opportunities for improving motivation and productivity through the systematic application of sound managerial principles and techniques. The report opens with a discussion of the priority problems that challenge personnel management and, if solved, could lead to increased productivity and performance of health personnel, thus contributing to improved and more efficient health services. The second section, concerned with the scope and context of health personnel management, defines a number of fundamental principles governing the integration of health systems and health workforce development, the management of health systems, and the scope and purpose of health personnel management. The principles and components of effective personnel management are considered in the third section, which sets out performance requirements. Drawing attention to the differences between industrial or business enterprises and social service organizations, the fourth section alerts readers to a number of factors in the health services environment that can influence the capacity of managerial techniques to yield real improvements in performance and productivity. Details range from categories of internal conflicts and tensions that are typical of health bureaucracies, through the influence of legislation, to an explanation of what can be done to increase public influence on the performance of private practitioners. The final and most extensive section sets out a series of 15 precise strategies for improving health personnel management
Description: 61 p.
Subject: Health Manpower
Health Resources
Health Planning
metadata.dc.subject.other: Health Manpower Development
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/39585
Other Identifiers: 9241207833
Other Language Versions: español
français
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