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The International Mobility of TalentTypes, Causes, and Development Impact$
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Andrés Solimano

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199532605

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532605.001.0001

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International Mobility of Health Professionals: Brain Drain or Brain Exchange?

International Mobility of Health Professionals: Brain Drain or Brain Exchange?

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(p.202) 8 International Mobility of Health Professionals: Brain Drain or Brain Exchange?
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The International Mobility of Talent
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Stephen Bach

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532605.003.0008

The consequences of health professional mobility have become a prominent public policy concern. This chapter 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.

Keywords:   nurses, doctors, medical staff, human resource, health systems

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