Title

Doctors for the world: Indian physician emigration

Document Type

Response or Comment

Publication Date

3-2006

Journal

Health Affairs

Volume

Volume 25, Issue 2

Inclusive Pages

380-393

Keywords

Emigration and Immigration--statistics & numerical data; Health Manpower; Physicians--supply & distribution; Workforce Issues; Physician Emigration

Abstract

Almost 60,000 Indian physicians practice in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia—a workforce equal to 10 percent of the physicians in India and the largest émigré physician workforce in the world. I traveled to India to interview leaders in medical education, health policy, and public health, to better characterize and understand Indian physician emigration. A changing political and policy environment in India is raising new questions about what might be done to keep more of India’s physicians at home.

Comments

Comment in:

Why Indian physicians emigrate. [Health Aff (Millwood). 2006]
Chile and physician migration. [Health Aff (Millwood). 2006]