HEALTH PROMeTHEUS – Health professional mobility in the European Union study
Programme: Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Project Status: COMPLETED
What aims and scope
To understand existing patterns of professional mobility and the organisational, contextual and personal factors that affect the mobility of health professionals and highlight feasible and effective policy interventions (national and international) with strong managerial responses.
How it became possible
For three years, eleven partners from eight European Union Member States with 24 country correspondents/informants provided the following components:
- Missing data
- An understanding of drivers for movement
- Insights into the impact of mobility on health system access quality and sustainability
The partners were tasked with addressing six key objectives by answering these questions below:
- How much professional mobility is there?
- What is it about countries, health systems and people that encourage professionals to move?
- What does mobility do to systems, professionals and patients?
- What policy responses make a difference?
- What are the future challenges?
- What can decision-makers do?
This project then went beyond the state-of-the-art approach to provide comprehensive maps of professional mobility and 19 country case studies. It also captured and assessed effective responses to frame such insights–alongside other information–into policymaking recommendations.
Where EHMA delivered
EHMA was responsible for the project management of HEALTH PROMeTHEUS and overseeing the delivery of results and documentation related to ‘Testing the policy and managerial relevance’. This work domain ensured that policymaking issues and practitioners’ concerns would fully inform research and analysis throughout the project and reflect perspectives from various disciplines and national/regional levels.
The research leading to these results received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement number 223383. This page and the publications contained herein only reflect the author’s views. The European Union is not liable for any use that might be made of the information contained in this page and publications.
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