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Eliminating the shortage of registered nurses in Canada: An exercise in applied needs-based planning


  • Tomblin Murphy, Gail
  • Birch, Stephen
  • MacKenzie, Adrian
  • Alder, Rob
  • Lethbridge, Lynn
  • Little, Lisa


To demonstrate the application of a needs-based framework for health human resources (HHR) planning to illustrate the potential effects of policies on the shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) in Canada.

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  • Tomblin Murphy, Gail & Birch, Stephen & MacKenzie, Adrian & Alder, Rob & Lethbridge, Lynn & Little, Lisa, 2012. "Eliminating the shortage of registered nurses in Canada: An exercise in applied needs-based planning," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 105(2), pages 192-202.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:105:y:2012:i:2:p:192-202
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2011.11.009

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    1. Tomblin Murphy, Gail & Kephart, George & Lethbridge, Lynn & O'Brien-Pallas, Linda & Birch, Stephen, 2009. "Planning for what? Challenging the assumptions of health human resources planning," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 92(2-3), pages 225-233, October.
    2. Gray, Alastair McI, 1982. "The Production of Dental Care in the British National Health Service," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 29(1), pages 59-74, February.
    3. Mariel Lavieri & Martin Puterman, 2009. "Optimizing nursing human resource planning in British Columbia," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 119-128, June.
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    1. Kuhlmann, Ellen & Batenburg, Ronald & Groenewegen, Peter P. & Larsen, Christa, 2013. "Bringing a European perspective to the health human resources debate: A scoping study," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 110(1), pages 6-13.


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