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The status of licensed pharmacy workforce in Saudi Arabia: a 2030 economic vision perspective

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, June 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 733)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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Title
The status of licensed pharmacy workforce in Saudi Arabia: a 2030 economic vision perspective
Published in
Human Resources for Health, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12960-018-0294-8
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Yazed AlRuthia, Mohammad A. Alsenaidy, Haitham K. Alrabiah, Abdullah AlMuhaisen, Mohammad Alshehri

Abstract

The economy of Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing a major transformation which will have an impact on employment in the pharmacy sector. However, quantitative data characterizing the pharmacy workforce in the Kingdom are currently not available. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the current status of the licensed pharmacy workforce in the pharmacy field in Saudi Arabia. Descriptive statistics were performed on data from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) as of March 2017. The labor market for pharmacists in Saudi Arabia is dominated by expatriates. Saudi nationals constitute less than 20% of the pharmacists employed in the Kingdom. The underemployment of Saudis is most evident in the largest sectors of the pharmacy field, namely, private health care establishments, community pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies. There is an unmet need to train Saudi citizens as pharmacists and retain them in the workforce. Addressing this issue should become an important objective in Saudi Arabia's Vision for 2030.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 21%
Unspecified 2 14%
Student > Master 2 14%
Other 1 7%
Lecturer 1 7%
Other 5 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 43%
Unspecified 2 14%
Social Sciences 2 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 14%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 7%
Other 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 73. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 September 2019.
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