Human resources and their mitigating unbalances

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In this paper, the policy-sensitive imbalances in the health professional markets are discussed. In Spain, the current staffing levels are still the result of unforeseen demographic and socio-economic developments. In some specialties and areas, there are selective shortages which in all likelihood will become more serious in the coming years due to the objective causes analyzed in this text. We propose a gradual increase in the medical schools' numerus clausus and in the number of resident's positions, the use of a variety of incentives to attract professionals to specific positions and, particularly, to increase the standing and quality of primary care.




Gonzalez Lopez-Valcarcel, B., & Barber-Pérez, P. (2006). Human resources and their mitigating unbalances. Gaceta Sanitaria, 20(SUPPL. 1), 103–109.

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