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Public sector reforms and human resources for health in Thailand : an exploration of impacts, issues and options for moving forward (English)

This report responds to a Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) request to the World Bank to conduct exploratory work to examine the impacts of public sector reforms on human resources for health (HRH), with the aim of identifying areas where further analytical work may be useful. A World Bank team interviewed a range of stakeholders: senior officials of MOPH, the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC), the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC), and the Nursing Council; directors and managers of district, provincial, and regional hospitals and one health center; health care workers; nursing instructors and students; as well as expert observers and academicians. Interviews were conducted in Bangkok and three provinces (Mae Hong Son, Khon Kaen, and Songkhla) in February-March 2010, with participation of researchers from MOPH's Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP). The information in this report is based on interviews, and a review of key pieces of legislation and available English-language literature and some Thai-language literature. We were not able in this brief initial foray to conduct a comprehensive in-depth review of regulations nor of all related Thai-language research that has been conducted by a variety of entities. With this in mind, we ask for readers? forbearance and welcome comments. This report consists of a concise main text that presents key issues and stakeholder perspectives, and suggests further analytical work for consideration. A series of annexes provide background about the fundamental structure and features of health sector employment, sample earnings data, and short profiles of individual health workers interviewed by the team. Readers who are not familiar with the main features of Thailand's HRH may wish to review the annexes prior to reading the main text.

Details

  • Document Date

    2011/01/01

  • Document Type

    Other Health Study

  • Report Number

    65020

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Thailand,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2011/10/18

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Public sector reforms and human resources for health in Thailand : an exploration of impacts, issues and options for moving forward

  • Keywords

    public sector reform;civil service status;medical doctor;Nurses;Human Resources for Health;national human resources;human resource management;modes of service delivery;public health insurance scheme;demand for health services;private sector employment;public sector body;employment categories;remote area;profile of individual;Insurance and Pension;Actionable Governance Indicators;piece of legislation;local labor market;nature of health;recruitment of staff;types of service;private sector practice;cost of living;duplication of efforts;labor market characteristic;primary care facilities;Health Human Resources;civil service scale;access to health;cost of option;public sector employment;non-governmental organization;employment status;job security;Health Workers;compensation differential;community nursing;pay differential;population health;projection system;qualitative research;health facility;diagnostic work;Wage Bill;turnover rate;exit interview;

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Public sector reforms and human resources for health in Thailand : an exploration of impacts, issues and options for moving forward (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/164001468171884041/Public-sector-reforms-and-human-resources-for-health-in-Thailand-an-exploration-of-impacts-issues-and-options-for-moving-forward