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Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 2030

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, February 2017
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Title
Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 2030
Published in
Human Resources for Health, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12960-017-0187-2
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Authors

Jenny X. Liu, Yevgeniy Goryakin, Akiko Maeda, Tim Bruckner, Richard Scheffler

Abstract

In low- and middle-income countries, scaling essential health interventions to achieve health development targets is constrained by the lack of skilled health professionals to deliver services. We take a labor market approach to project future health workforce demand based on an economic model based on projected economic growth, demographics, and health coverage, and using health workforce data (1990-2013) for 165 countries from the WHO Global Health Observatory. The demand projections are compared with the projected growth in health worker supply and the health worker "needs" as estimated by WHO to achieve essential health coverage. The model predicts that, by 2030, global demand for health workers will rise to 80 million workers, double the current (2013) stock of health workers, while the supply of health workers is expected to reach 65 million over the same period, resulting in a worldwide net shortage of 15 million health workers. Growth in the demand for health workers will be highest among upper middle-income countries, driven by economic and population growth and aging. This results in the largest predicted shortages which may fuel global competition for skilled health workers. Middle-income countries will face workforce shortages because their demand will exceed supply. By contrast, low-income countries will face low growth in both demand and supply, which are estimated to be far below what will be needed to achieve adequate coverage of essential health services. In many low-income countries, demand may stay below projected supply, leading to the paradoxical phenomenon of unemployed ("surplus") health workers in those countries facing acute "needs-based" shortages. Opportunities exist to bend the trajectory of the number and types of health workers that are available to meet public health goals and the growing demand for health workers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Croatia 1 <1%
Unknown 365 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 101 28%
Researcher 42 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 10%
Student > Bachelor 33 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 7%
Other 56 15%
Unknown 74 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 75 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 73 20%
Social Sciences 39 11%
Business, Management and Accounting 27 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 9 2%
Other 48 13%
Unknown 95 26%

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