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dc.contributor.authorKaushik, Manas
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Ananya
dc.contributor.authorBang, Anand A
dc.contributor.authorMahal, Ajay
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-23T15:34:33Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationKaushik, Manas, Ananya Roy, Anand A. Bang, and Ajay Mahal. 2008. Quality of medical training and emigration of physicians from India. BMC Health Services Research 8:279.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1472-6963en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4589695
dc.description.abstractBackground: Physician 'brain drain' negatively impacts health care delivery. Interventions to address physician emigration have been constrained by lack of research on systematic factors that influence physician migration. We examined the relationship between the quality of medical training and rate of migration to the United States and the United Kingdom among Indian medical graduates (1955–2002). Methods: We calculated the fraction of medical graduates who emigrated to the United States and the United Kingdom, based on rankings of medical colleges and universities according to three indicators of the quality of medical education (a) student choice, (b) academic publications, and (c) the availability of specialty medical training. Results: Physicians from the top quintile medical colleges and of universities were 2 to 4 times more likely to emigrate to the United States and the United Kingdom than graduates from the bottom quintile colleges and universities. Conclusion: Graduates of institutions with better quality medical training have a greater likelihood of emigrating. Interventions designed to counter loss of physicians should focus on graduates from top quality institutions.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-279en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2637864/pdf/en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleQuality of Medical Training and Emigration of Physicians from Indiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalBMC Health Services Researchen_US
dash.depositing.authorMahal, Ajay
dc.date.available2010-11-23T15:34:33Z
dash.affiliation.otherSPH^Health Systems Groupen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1472-6963-8-279*
dash.contributor.affiliatedMahal, Ajay


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