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Brain drain: a medical perspective

Authors:A. JAIN, R. BANSAL
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(4): 2366-2368  |  PDF File


The recruitment of health care practitioners from developing to developed countries is now an important topic in global health ethics. Brain drain worsens the already depleted healthcare resources in poor countries and widens the gap in health inequities worldwide. Developing countries need to address the structural, political, and economic problems that lead to the brain drain. This paper explores the various aspects of framework of brain drain which is an important ethical debate that has created a huge demand-supply gap for doctors in India.