International Migration of Health Workers:
improving international co-operation to address the global health workforce crisis
Joint OECD/WHO Policy Brief
PDF [8p.] available online at OECD web site: www.oecd.org/health/workforce
PDF [8p.] available online at WHO web site: http://www.who.int/hrh/resources/joint/en/index.html
"…In most OECD countries, the share of foreign-trained doctors has been increasing in recent years. In 2008 (or the latest year available), the percentage of foreign-trained doctors ranged from below 1% in
The share of foreign-trained nurses tends to be lower than for doctors. In
This joint OECD/WHO Policy Brief provides new insights on recent migration trends for doctors and nurses up to 2008 and discusses the main causes and consequences for destination and origin countries. It also presents possible policy responses stressing the importance of international co-operation to address the worldwide scarcity of health workers. ….”
1. What are the main trends in the international migration of health workers?
2. What are the main drivers of international mobility of doctors and nurses?
3. What is the impact of migration on less developed countries?
4. How can countries respond?
5. How to strengthen international co-operation?
6. For further information
7. For further reading
8. Where to contact us?
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