Data from various sources indicate that there is no shortage of medical practitioners in the RSA.
This was confirmed in a 1990 survey by the Department of National Health and Population Development.
The perceived shortage is relative in nature and due to a geographical and functional maldistribution.
The majority (77%) of medical practitioners reside in metropolitan areas in the RSA; the ratio of doctors to members of the population is 1:696.
Only 23% of medical practitioners practise in non-metropolitan areas; the calculated ratio is 1:1920.
Mots-clés Pascal : Agent santé, Homme, Médecin généraliste, Distribution, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health worker, Human, General practitioner, Distribution, South Africa, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0091989
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.