Forecasting the global shortage of physicians: An economic- and needs-based approach

Richard Sheffler, Jenny Liu, Yohannes KINFU, Mario Dal Poz

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Global achievements in health may be limited by critical shortages of health-care workers. To help guide workforce policy, we estimate the future demand for, need for and supply of physicians, by WHO region, to determine where likely shortages will occur by 2015, the target date of the Millennium Development Goals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-523
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organisation
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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