Health Workforce Productivity Analysis And Improvement Toolkit

Sarah Dwyer | CapacityPlus | October 1, 2013

Over the last two decades, increasing the resources, or inputs, within health systems—including physical, financial, and human resources—has improved access to health care. However, increased investments have not always resulted in better health outcomes. How can we know which resource investments in health systems will yield the greatest return? What results will these increased resource investments have on people’s health? These questions are even more important in resource-constrained environments.

Across sectors, productivity improvements may be among the most cost-effective interventions available. They can provide the greatest value for the least investment. The Health Workforce Productivity Analysis and Improvement Toolkit is designed to empower managers and supervisors to measure health workforce productivity, identify productivity problems and their underlying causes, and determine appropriate interventions to improve health worker productivity within their respective facilities. [...]