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  • Title
    International Mobility of Health ProfessionalsBrain: Drain or Brain Exchange?
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  • Author
    Bach S
  • Description
    [Excerpt from author]The consequences of health professional mobility have become a prominent public policy concern. This paper considers trends in mobility amongst doctors and nurses and the consequences for health systems. Policy responses are shifting from a reactive agenda that focuses on stemming migration towards a more active agenda of managed migration that benefits source and destination countries. Improved working conditions and effective human resource practice are required to encourage retention of health professionals in both source and destination countries.
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy
  • Keywords
    international migration;
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