Journal article

Implications of dual practice for universal health coverage

Barbara McPake, Giuliano Russo, David Hipgrave, Krishna Hort, James Campbell

BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION | WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION | Published : 2016

Abstract

Making progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) requires that health workers are adequate in numbers, prepared for their jobs and motivated to perform. In establishing the best ways to develop the health workforce, relatively little attention has been paid to the trends and implications of dual practice - concurrent employment in public and private sectors. We review recent research on dual practice for its potential to guide staffing policies in relation to UHC. Many studies describe the characteristics and correlates of dual practice and speculate about impacts, but there is very little evidence that is directly relevant to policy-makers. No studies have evaluated the impact of pol..

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