Task shifting: Meeting the human resources needs for acute and emergency care in Africa

Benjamin Terry, Mark Bisanzo, Mariah McNamara, Bradley Dreifuss, Stacey Chamberlain, Sara W. Nelson, Kyle Tiemeier, Ty Waters, Heather Hammerstedt
2012 African Journal of Emergency Medicine  
The enormous shortage of health workers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a major contributor to the unacceptably high rates of morbidity and mortality in the region. This is especially true for patients whose illnesses and injuries require time-sensitive interventions. To address the crisis, a number of countries have utilized "task-shifting" in various health disciplines where they call
doi:10.1016/j.afjem.2012.06.005 fatcat:aydl6r6oa5fgtdf3q5dnpqjyj4