Doctors in the public service: too few for too many

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Wildschut
KEYWORDS: MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, PUBLIC SERVICES SECTOR
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/november-/public-service-doctors
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6619
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/3996
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3996

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Abstract

In the global market for knowledge and the knowledgeable, health professionals are highly prized, leading to an international migration carousel - doctors offer their services or are actively recruited to countries that offer better conditions than their own. In South Africa, the migration of medical doctors has several dimensions, writes ANGELIQUE WILDSCHUT, illustrated by the ongoing inequality in distribution between the rural/urban divide and public/private sectors.