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Descriptor English: Health Workforce
Descriptor Spanish: Fuerza Laboral en Salud
Descriptor mano de obra sanitaria
Entry term(s) fuerza de trabajo sanitaria
investigación sobre el personal sanitario
investigación sobre personal de salud
mano de obra de trabajadores de la salud
mano de obra en salud
recursos humanos en salud
recursos humanos para la salud
trabajadores sanitarios
Scope note: Disponibilidad de PERSONAL SANITARIO. Este concepto comprende la demanda y selección de personal sanitario profesional y relacionado, su provisión y distribución actual y futura, y su nombramiento y utilización.
Descriptor Portuguese: Mão de Obra em Saúde
Descriptor French: Main-d'oeuvre en santé
Entry term(s): Health Manpower
Health Occupations Manpower
Manpower, Health
Manpower, Health Occupations
Workforce, Health
Tree number(s): N02.350
N04.452.525.500
N05.300.420.400
SH1.030.020.020
SP1.011.117.133
VS3.004
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006280
Scope note: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.
Annotation: do not confuse with HEALTH PERSONNEL, the persons in the field of health care & delivery; coordinate with specific health discipline, occupation or program if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Entry Combination: education:Health Occupations /education
Previous Indexing: Health Occupations (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 2019; see Health Manpower 1968-2018
History Note: 2019; use Health Manpower 1968-2018
Related: Medicine MeSH
DeCS ID: 6431
Unique ID: D006280
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Health Workforce - Preferred
Concept UI M0009854
Scope note The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.
Preferred term Health Workforce
Entry term(s) Health Manpower
Health Occupations Manpower
Manpower, Health
Manpower, Health Occupations
Workforce, Health



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