In a world which is already characterised by significant international migration of health workers, OECD countries face a challenge in responding to the growing demand for doctors and nurses over the next 20 years. This book provides new information on the migration of health workers and migration policies and identifies possible ways forward. It is the main outcome of a joint OECD-WHO project on the management of health-related human resources and international migration.
Table of contents:
Introduction and Main Findings Chapter 1. Health Workforce Demographics: An Overview Chapter 2. International Recruitment and Domestic Education Policies for Human Resources for Health: Better Understanding the Interactions Chapter 3. Better Use and Mobiliisation of Workforce Skills Chapter 4. International Mobility of Health Workers: Interdependency and Ethical Challenges Chapter 5. Conclusion: The Way Forward References Annex A. Age Distribution of Physician and Nurse Workforce in OECD Countries 1995, 2000, and 2005 Annex B. Changes in the Numbers of Medical and Nursing Graduates and Numbers of Immigrant Physicians and Nurses in Selected OECD Countries, 1995-2005 Annex C. Medical and Nursing Education Systems in Selected OECD Countries