Distribution of health personnel in the Republic of South Africa with special reference to medical practitioners.
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.