About the Author
DR. KATE TULENKO is a physician with degrees from Harvard University, Cambridge University, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The former coordinator of the World Bank’s Africa Health Workforce Program, she currently serves as director of clinical services for a global health nonprofit and resides in Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents
Foreword – Laurie Garrett • Preface • Acknowledgments • Introduction • Shortage in the Land of Abundance • How the United States Created Its Healthcare-Workforce Problem • The Path to America • The Damage Done • The Fox and the Hydra: Failed Attempts to Address Insourcing • Successful Efforts to Curb Insourcing • The Way Forward • Notes
What People are Saying About This
“An important book for those who wish to tackle the root cause of inequity within U.S. health care. Tulenko takes a deep look inside the health professions establishment, and illuminates core elements of the system that contribute to widening economic, racial, and geographic health disparities. What she finds is often that the underserved are often doubly disadvantaged by the narrow health workforce pipeline their intellectual capital tossed aside on one end, while they are often the victims of errors caused by workforce shortages at the other.”
“In an increasingly inter-connected world, Dr. Tulenko offers a powerful barometer for looking into the root causes of the US domestic health care workforce woes and their direct impact on the global health worker shortage. This compelling testimonial is a must read for global health practitioners, students and international development champions looking for long lasting solutions for strengthening health systems worldwide.”
"Tulenko provides a thought provoking story on how and why the US is making the global workforce crisis even worse and what should be done about it now. This compelling book is a must read for all those who work in or care about global health."
Richard Scheffler, director, Global Center for Health Economics, UC Berkeley, and author of Is There a Doctor in the House? Market Signals and Tomorrow's Supply of Doctors
“This is an important and timely book which throws down a challenge to policy makers and planners in the US and other rich countries. It comes at a time when power is shifting globally and relations between countries are changing and is a valuable contribution to global debate and policymaking.”