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The national and international implications of a decade of doctor migration in the Irish context

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  • Bidwell, Posy
  • Humphries, Niamh
  • Dicker, Patrick
  • Thomas, Steve
  • Normand, Charles
  • Brugha, Ruairí

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Between 2000 and 2010, Ireland became increasingly dependent on foreign-trained doctors to staff its health system. An inability to train and retain sufficient doctors to meet demand is the primary reason for the dependence on foreign-trained doctors. By 2008 the proportion of foreign-trained doctors was the second highest in the OECD. This increased dependence on international medical migration has both national and international policy implications.

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  • Bidwell, Posy & Humphries, Niamh & Dicker, Patrick & Thomas, Steve & Normand, Charles & Brugha, Ruairí, 2013. "The national and international implications of a decade of doctor migration in the Irish context," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 110(1), pages 29-38.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:110:y:2013:i:1:p:29-38
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.10.002
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