Forecasting imbalances of human resources for health in the Thailand health service system: application of a health demand method.


Faculty of Public Health, Khonkaen University, 123 Mitraphap road, Muang, Khonkaen, 40000, Thailand. [Email]


For an effective health system, human resources for health (HRH) planning should be aligned with health system needs. To provide evidence-based information to support HRH plan and policy, we should develop strategies to quantify health workforce requirements and supply. The aim of this study is to project HRH requirements for the Thai health service system in 2026. HRH included in this study were doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians (MTs), physiotherapists (PTs), and Thai traditional medicine (TTM) practitioners.


Health demand method,Human resources for health planning,Thailand,