Doctors crossing borders: Europe's new reality

Allen, Ira
January 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/20/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p158
Academic Journal
The article reports on the development in the liberal use of freedom by the doctors and patients in Europe. It explores the continuous transfer of doctors across other countries as a growing concern for medical health. It states that the problem with the issue is the strain it creates on states whose doctors typically depart for other countries. The author reveals that physicians crossing borders have become commonplace within the European Union. It also discusses the possible reasons and motivations why many doctors transfer to other countries so as to practice their profession. An overview of the effects it causes to the economy and medical care in Europe is offered.


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