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Pieter Serneels' chapter on Internal Geographical Imbalances published.

A chapter on Internal Geographical Imbalances by DEV's Pieter Serneels' has been published in the Encyclopedia of Health Economics.

Pieter Serneels' overview chapter, 'Internal Geographical Imbalances, the Role of Human Resources Quality and Quantity', discusses internal imbalances of health care in low and middle income countries.

The full reference is Serneels P., Internal Geographical imbalances: The Role of Human Resources Quality and Quantity, 2014, in Culyer A.J. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Economics, Vol 2. San Diego: Elsevier 2014 pp. 91-102. Follow the link in the title above for the chapter.

Abstract
Within country geographical imbalances in the health care work force are a characteristic of health services worldwide. These asymmetries matter for the gap in health outcomes between rural and urban areas. While quantitative imbalances have received much attention – and often matter, as most health workers prefer to work in urban areas – gaps in the quality of care are at least as important with recent evidence showing underutilization of existing staff. This paper analyzes the causes and implications of these imbalances making use of contemporary evidence and identifies ways forward for policy making.