Human Resources for Health. National and Global Trends of Changes in Health Employment
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This paper presents an overview of health care staff situation in Poland. During last years we can observe significant decrease of indicators of number of medical staff per population (in all medical staff groups). Working conditions of health care staff were not improved after implementation of health care reform in Poland, and some of changes were negative for health care staff (e.g. staff reduction). Low level of the remuneration and difficult situation at the labour market, make Polish doctors and nurses to work in other European Union countries. This trends and low indicators of health care personnel in Poland is very worrisome. The problem of the migration of health care personnel refers not only Poland. Results of the research of WHO inform about 'the world crisis of resources of health care personnel'. According to estimation of the WHO, undermanning in the global health care system is about 4 mln of medical staff. In accordance with the strategy of the WHO, for the purpose of dealing with problems of the international migration, it is necessary to take actions, both at national and international level. To find the best solution for these problems countries must work both individually and together.
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