Physician supply forecast: better than peering in a crystal ball?

@article{Roberfroid2009PhysicianSF,
  title={Physician supply forecast: better than peering in a crystal ball?},
  author={Dominique Roberfroid and Christian L{\'e}onard and S Stordeur},
  journal={Human Resources for Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
BACKGROUND Anticipating physician supply to tackle future health challenges is a crucial but complex task for policy planners. A number of forecasting tools are available, but the methods, advantages and shortcomings of such tools are not straightforward and not always well appraised. Therefore this paper had two objectives: to present a typology of existing forecasting approaches and to analyse the methodology-related issues. METHODS A literature review was carried out in electronic… CONTINUE READING
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