The Study of System and Mechanism Supporting Health Workforce Development of a Health Region of Thailand
The study was a qualitative study aimed to study of system and mechanism supporting health workforce development of a health region of Thailand. The participants were 26 health personnel comprising administrators of health resource developments, leaders of health personnel development departments, and staff of health resource developments in provincial and regional levels. The researchers collected the data using document analysis and in-depth interview. The instruments were the guides of document analysis and interview. The study found that the system and mechanism supporting health workforce development were congruent. The system and mechanism supporting health workforce development in input domain was composed of service plan, policy of health region catchment areas influenced on budgeting of the regions, policy of health workforce analysis using full time equipment (FTE) as a frame, and supports of work process, networking, and internal audit and monitoring.
Index terms - Health workforce, health resource development