Resource detail

Resource ID 434
Title The International Migration of Health Professionals
Author Michel Grignon, Yaw Owusu, Arthur Sweetman


Health workforce shortages in developed countries are perceived to be central drivers of health professionals’ international migration, one ramification being negative impacts on developing nations’ healthcare delivery. After a descriptive international overview, selected economic issues are discussed for developed and developing countries. Health labour markets’ unique characteristics imply great complexity in developed economies involving government intervention, licensure, regulation, and (quasi-)union activity. These features affect migrants’ decisions, economic integration, and impacts on the receiving nations’ health workforce and society. Developing countries sometimes educate citizens in expectation of emigration, while others pursue international treaties in attempts to manage migrant flows.

Resource type Article
URL Intern_Migration_of_Health_Professionals.pdf
Source/origin External source
Record created 2014-07-21 14:36
Record updated 2014-07-21 14:36
Record editor Helen Parsons
Tags migration, health professionals, international medical graduates
Subjects Migration of health professionals