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Impact of Migration on Health

Kannan, Srinivasan (2008): Impact of Migration on Health.

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Abstract

Human Resources in Health is becoming important in these days. The Human Resources is an important area to be addressed for better healthcare delivery. Health is a sector which depends much on the human resources compared to other sectors. The human resources is the base for carrying out the services in health. The human resources in health includes professionals, technicians and auxiliaries. The workforce engaged in promotion and protection of health of members of the community. As per the available figures, in India 17.5 % Doctors posts were vacant in 2006. There are also shortfall in Nursing positions, and other health worker positions. About 50% of All India Institute of Medical Sciences(An institute of national importance in Medicine in India) students have migrated either to overseas or to private sectors. This is a problem faced by all developing countries. It is also important to note that all those who have migrated belong to the economically actuve age group. Majority of them are physicians, nurses, dentists and pharmacists. The present study is a meta analysis based on detailed review of different studies in the area of migration in health. The objective of the study is to find the impact of migration of health workers on health.

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