Doctors for the world: Indian physician emigration
Response or Comment
Volume 25, Issue 2
Emigration and Immigration--statistics & numerical data; Health Manpower; Physicians--supply & distribution; Workforce Issues; Physician Emigration
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.
Mullan, F. (2006). Doctors for the world: Indian physician emigration. Health Affairs, 25(2), 380-393.