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The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy

Bourgain A, Pieretti P, Zou B (2008)
IMW working papers, Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.
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Abstract:
Substitution policies are strategies sometimes chosen in Sub-Saharan Africa for curtailing the shortage of health professionals especially caused by the outflow of medical personnel. The aim of our contribution is to propose a way to assess the merits and drawbacks of substitution policies by developing a simple growth model of healthcare productivity with medical brain drain. Within this framework, we use a medical care production function of the CES type which aggregates low and high specialized health workers. We then run simulations which compare scenarios with and without substitution strategies by using data from the Ghana's medical sector.
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Substitution policy ; Medical shortage ; Healthcare policy
Year
2008
ISSN
0931-6558
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Open Access
 
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Bourgain A, Pieretti P, Zou B. The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy. IMW working papers. Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld; 2008.
Bourgain, A., Pieretti, P., & Zou, B. (2008). The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy (IMW working papers) . Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.
Bourgain, A., Pieretti, P., and Zou, B. (2008). The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy. IMW working papers, Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.
Bourgain, A., Pieretti, P., & Zou, B., 2008. The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy, IMW working papers, Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.
A. Bourgain, P. Pieretti, and B. Zou, The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy, IMW working papers, Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld, 2008.
Bourgain, A., Pieretti, P., Zou, B.: The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy. IMW working papers. Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld (2008).
Bourgain, Arnaud, Pieretti, Patrice, and Zou, Benteng. The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy. Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld, 2008. IMW working papers.
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