Health Care Service Quality and Availability of Skilled Health Workforce: A Panel Data Modelling of the UK, USA and Israel

  •  Anand Chand    
  •  Suwastika Naidu    


In the recent decade, as the number of new health related issues are on the rise, more qualified medical specialists are needed, who can advocate the importance of adopting innovative means of diagnosing health problems. There are many qualitative studies that has emphasised that there is two way relationships between health care service quality and availability of skilled health workforce; however, the significance of this relationship is still unclear. This study utilises the panel data modelling technique (PDMT) to examine the relationship between health care service quality and availability of skilled health workforce by drawing data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) database. Based on the availability of data, three countries were studied in this paper and these three countries are on USA, UK and Israel. The findings from this study showed that the status quo of the health care service delivery can be improved in the USA and the UK if more nurses, irrespective of domestic or foreign trained nurses, are hired. In the context of Israel, more locally trained doctors and nurses rather than foreign trained doctors and nurses needs to be hired, as locally trained doctors are better able to communicate issues related to local public health to the patients.

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