Human resources in health care. Up-to–date trends and projections Cover Image

Zasoby kadr dla sektora zdrowotnego. Dotychczasowe tendencje i prognozy
Human resources in health care. Up-to–date trends and projections

Author(s): Ewa Kocot, Agnieszka Sowa-Kofta, Stanisława Golinowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: health workforce; health care employment; health care personnel; health care personnel projections; human resources in health care; medical services utilization; physicians and nursing shortages; population ageing

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the diagnosis of trends in health care sector personnel in Poland, particularly physicians and nurses, and projections of the future personnel taking into account population ageing. The article is based on the NEUJOBS project research performed within the European Commission 7th Framework Programme. The analysis and projections use quantitative data: administrative, Eurostat data and GUS survey results. The density of employment of the health personnel per 1000 inhabitants is lower in Poland than in other EU-countries. In the future the demand for the medical personnel will be growing due to the increased needs for health care and ageing. The projections show that shortages of personnel will be faced by hospitals, particularly for specializations related to treatment of chronic diseases, while this is not the case in primary care. The size of the demand for medical personnel will be subjected to increase in technical efficiency of hospitals.

  • Issue Year: 11/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 125-147
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish