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BACKGROUND Human resources management in health often encounters problems related to workforce geographical distribution. The aim of this study was to investigate the internship workplace preferences of final-year medical students and the reasons associated with their choices. METHOD A total of 204 out of 240 final-year medical students at Zagreb(More)
AIM To analyze the physician labor market in Croatia with respect to the internship and employment opportunities, Croatian needs for physicians and specialists, and trends in physician labor market in the European Union (EU) in the context of EU enlargement. METHODS Data were collected from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the Croatian(More)
AIM To examine the association of counties' urbanization level and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita on the access to health care. METHODS Counties were divided in two groups according to the urbanization level and GDP per capita in purchasing power standards. The number of physicians per 100,000 inhabitants, the number of physicians in hospitals in(More)
Since 2002, the Croatian social health insurance system has undergone substantial reforms, initiated for the most part with the aim of addressing the perpetual financial deficits of the state health insurance fund. While the reforms focussed heavily on increasing the inflow of private funds into the health care system, underlying inefficiencies contributing(More)
Trends in the labor market, as a result of global economic recession, are characterized by reduction of manpower activity, decreased number of employed and increased number of unemployed persons. As the result of economic recession more then million workplaces are expected to be lost in the European Union. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence(More)
Department of Neurology, Split University Hospital has 77 contracted hospital beds. 70 health professionals were employed in the Department; 17 medical doctors and 53 nurses. Aim was to evaluate work results in the one-year period with emphasis on the number of employed health professionals compared to the standards defined by the Ministry of Health. Age(More)
The aim of this study was to show regional distribution of physicians in Croatia. Number of physicians members of the Croatian medical chamber and number of physicians in the system of mandatory health insurance were compared between the counties. In 2006 in Croatia there were 276 physicians per 100,000 inhabitants, i.e., 215 physicians per 100,000(More)
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