What influences national and foreign physicians’ geographic distribution? An analysis of medical doctors’ residence location in Portugal.
- Autores: Conceicao C, de Sousa B, Ferrinho P, Russo G
- Ano de Publicação: 2012
- Journal: Human Resources for Health
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=What+influences+national+and+foreign+physicians%27+geographic+distribution%3F+An+analysis+of+medical+doctors%27+residence+location+in+Portugal
The debate over physicians’ geographical distribution has attracted the attention of the economic and public health literature over the last forty years. Nonetheless, it is still to date unclear what influences physicians’ location, and whether foreign physicians contribute to fill the geographical gaps left by national doctors in any given country.