OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Healthy Healthcare
Providing economically sustainable and high-quality healthcare services through the maintenance of a healthy and resilient workforce is a key priority for countries everywhere.
This is challenging as the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed new vulnerabilities of healthcare systems making it even more evident that workforce shortage will be the biggest challenge facing the healthcare system in Europe.
Despite contextual differences between different types of healthcare organisations, the causes of challenges in healthcare systems are fairly well understood as the combination of factors including lower employment rates, the steady increase in patient influx, and the complexity of healthcare demands that goes beyond traditional medical problems.
Read the OSHwiki article: Healthy Healthcare: A systems perspective to integrate healthcare organisations, worker wellbeing, and patient care