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Migration of Doctors from India

Roger Jeffery The major causes of medical emigration from India are to be found in the 'medical dependence/ that distorts India s medical policies and previsions to suit the interests of consumers of health services in the developed countries (notably Britain and the Untied' States) and in India (where such consumers are the urban middle classes). This paper, however, deals only peripherally with this underlying structure. It concentrates instead on the changes in size and direcion of medical emigration from India. In the short term, these are largely affected by the employment prospects for medical graduates.

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