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Correspondence to Lawrence C Loh e-mail: Bulletin of the World Health Organization ; In a recent editorial, Forsberg et al. For example, only clinicians with medical degrees are categorized as physicians in some studies, but traditional healers are also considered physicians in other investigations.
In an analysis of data from 26 African countries by the World Bank, nearly half of the sick children from the poorest income quintile were found to have made use of private providers.
Case studies The three study countries, Ghana, India and Peru, were selected to give a wide range of physician emigration rates and to represent three different World Health Organization WHO regions.
The expatriation rates for physicians were taken from a table published by the OECD 18 and are estimates for the year Each rate was calculated, as a percentage, by dividing the number of physicians who were trained in a study country but were practising in any OECD country in by the sum of that number and the number of physicians practising in the same study country inand then multiplying the result by The PubMed search strategy involved keywords and MeSH terms related to private health care and physician migration, combined with developing world, Ghana, India or Peru.
Similar strategies were followed with the other search engines. All of the search results were reviewed for relevance and the citations in the relevant articles were examined for other articles that might hold useful data. The final analysis included only data from articles that had been published within the previous 20 years in a peer-reviewed journal or by the World Bank or WHO.
For this analysis, only individuals with biomedical training were considered to be physicians. Ghana Physicians from Ghana appear more likely to migrate abroad than physicians from India or Peru. A Ghanaian is much more likely to have public health insurance than an Indian or Peruvian.
Private health insurance remains relatively rare in Ghana, although it has become more common in the last few years.
Levels of physician emigration are relatively high in Ghana. The private insurance scheme was soon struggling with fraudulent claims, inadequate premiums, a generally dissatisfied clientele and a claims backlog. Private health-care facilities then, as today, were most commonly run by nongovernmental organizations on a no-profit basis or by faith organizations that charged patients small, nominal fees; for-profit delivery by the private sector remained rare.
This represented an expatriation rate of Recent efforts have been made towards integrating the system based on traditional medicine with the private, not-for-profit, non-traditional system. Private physicians are remunerated on a fee-for-service basis. Rural medical providers are generally unqualified medical practitioners.
Non-profit private physicians, who work for nongovernmental organizations or faith-based organizations, provide only 1. The Indian government is making efforts to address these concerns by increasing public-insurance coverage 28 and improving the regulation of the private sector.
It is possible that Indian physicians who have received poor training choose to remain in India, perhaps encouraged by work in the for-profit private sector that can provide reasonable incomes and little regulatory restriction.
The recent growth in medical tourism to India, which has provided a fresh source of income for the for-profit sector, may well have improved physician retention. If the growing calls for increases in the public financing and delivery of health care in India 30 are successful, levels of physician emigration from the country may increase.
Peru Peruvian physicians only really began to emigrate following the civil unrest in the s, but the trend continued into the s in the midst of an economic recession.
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A strategy of administering a neonatal rotavirus vaccine at birth to target early prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis may address some of the barriers to global implementation of a rotavirus. Private sector contributions and their effect on physician emigration in the developing world Lawrence C Loh a, Cesar Ugarte-Gil b & Kwame Darko c.
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