Objectives To determine the number and geographical distribution of general practitioners in the NHS who qualified medically in South Asia and to project their numbers as they retire.
Design Retrospective analysis of yearly data and projection of future trends.
Setting England and Wales.
Subjects General practitioners who qualified medically in the countries of Bangladesh, India Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and who were practising in the NHS on 1 October 1992.
Main outcome measures Proportion and age of general practitioners who qualified in South Asia by health authority ; the Benzeval and Judge measure of population need at the health authority level.
Results 4192 of 25 333 (16.5%) of all unrestricted general practitioners practising full time on 1 October 1992 qualified in South Asian medical schools.
The proportion varied by health authority from 0.007% to 56.5%. Roughly two thirds who were practising in 1992 will have retired by 2007 ; in some health authorities this will represent a loss of one in four general practitioners.
The practices that these doctors will leave seem to be in relatively deprived areas as measured by deprivation payments and a health authority measure of population need.
Conclusion Many general practitioners who qualified in South Asian medical schools will retire within the next decade. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Qualification professionnelle, Asie du sud, Asie, Système santé, Représentation projective, Epidémiologie, Fréquence, Evolution, Perspective, Homme, Rétrospective, Politique sanitaire, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Professional qualification, South asia, Asia, Health system, Projective representation, Epidemiology, Frequency, Evolution, Perspective, Human, Retrospective, Health policy, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0113908
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 16/11/1999.