An analysis of the Philippine Index Medicus Abstracts 1996-2000 to determine the growth trends of medical specializations in the Philippines

March 2007
Journal of Philippine Librarianship;2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1/2, p265
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study regarding the growth trends of medical specializations in the Philippines. It states that the country has been facing a growing brain drain of medical health professionals and added that less and less students are choosing to become doctors and more and more are going into nursing. The method utilize in the study was the data from the Philippine Index Medicus Abstracts from 1996 to 2000 which reveals a decline in medical research due to brain drain. It suggests that the government and other medical institutions have to do more to promote medicine and medical research in the country.


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