Scaling-up the medical work- force in Timor-Leste: Challenges of a great leap forward
- Autores: Buchan J, Cabral J, Dussault G, Ferrinho P
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Social Science & Medicine
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23932856
The health services system of Timor-Leste (T-L) will, by 2015, add 800 physicians, most of them trained in Cuba, to the 233 employed by the national health system in 2010-2011. The need for more physicians is not in discussion: poor health indicators, low coverage and utilization of services, and poor quality of services are well documented in T-L.