CHALLENGES TO THE HEALTH SYSTEM THROUGH THE HUMAN RESOURCES FOCUS
ABSTRACT: Covid pandemic once again brought to focus the unresolved problems with the deficit and imbalance in the distribution of medical professionals. The objective is to introduce the importance of the human factor for the effective functioning of healthcare.. Results: Pronounced deepening tendencies for aging of medical professionals, intensified migration processes, presence of shortage of or disappearing specialties and significant disproportions in the assurance at regional level, medical establishments and specialties. The human resources status has a negative impact on those working in the system, patients and public healthcare. Conclusion: The lack of visionaries and political consensus, followed by short-term and non-strategic planning, are the reason for the existing and deepening challenges in the healthcare system, including the human factor status. The implementation of a national Strategy for their management will minimize some of these problems, and ensure assurance and predictability, as well as the personal perspective of healthcare workers.
Keywords: assurance, difficult access, staff shortage