Eficiencia de los recursos humanos en salud: una aproximación a su análisis en México. / [Efficiency of human resources for health: an approach to its analysis in Mexico].
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Objective:: To analyze efficiency indicators of human resources working at Mexico's Ministry of Health. Materials and methods:: Three dimensions of efficiency were explored: a) labor wastage, b) distribution of human resources (HR) across levels of care, and c) productivity. Results:: Health workers present significant levels of unemployment and underemployment; distribution does not meet international recommendations, and heterogeneous levels of productivity were found among states. Conclusions:: Health and educational authorities should develop and implement a HR plan that takes into consideration the needs and demands of the covered population, and includes a clearly defined set of measures to regulate the future production of HR as well as their distribution among and within state health systems, and that allocates incentives to improve performance.