Application of research and information to human resources policies: regional goals for the Americas

  • Marcos Mandelli Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde
  • Felix Rigoli Organização Mundial da Saúde

Abstract

Objective Report experiences involving the use of research and information systems to support national human resources policies through benchmarking between different countries, with comparisons over time and between similar countries or regions. Method In 2007, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) promoted a set of goals for all the countries in the Americas to improve the situation of health human resources, using a uniform methodology and research process carried out by Observatories of Human Resources. Results The analysis focused on the progress made in relation to the main challenges in the Southern Cone countries, with a special emphasis on Brazil, noting improvements in the distribution of professionals in the regions. Conclusion These experiences showed how research and the use of information systems can stimulate the expansion of good practices in the training, retention and development of the health workforce in the Americas.

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Published
2015-12-01
How to Cite
Mandelli, M., & Rigoli, F. (2015). Application of research and information to human resources policies: regional goals for the Americas . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(spe2), 156-161. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420150000800022
Section
Relato de Experiência