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Health workforce skill mix and task shifting in low income countries: a review of recent evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, January 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

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Title
Health workforce skill mix and task shifting in low income countries: a review of recent evidence
Published in
Human Resources for Health, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1478-4491-9-1
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Authors

Brent D Fulton, Richard M Scheffler, Susan P Sparkes, Erica Yoonkyung Auh, Marko Vujicic, Agnes Soucat

Abstract

Health workforce needs-based shortages and skill mix imbalances are significant health workforce challenges. Task shifting, defined as delegating tasks to existing or new cadres with either less training or narrowly tailored training, is a potential strategy to address these challenges. This study uses an economics perspective to review the skill mix literature to determine its strength of the evidence, identify gaps in the evidence, and to propose a research agenda.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Indonesia 4 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 3 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Ghana 2 <1%
Nigeria 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Other 9 2%
Unknown 559 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 130 22%
Researcher 100 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 65 11%
Student > Postgraduate 52 9%
Other 39 7%
Other 143 24%
Unknown 62 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 216 37%
Social Sciences 94 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 77 13%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 23 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 21 4%
Other 76 13%
Unknown 84 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 December 2020.
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#1,004,212
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#89
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#1
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