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State hospitals, academic medicine and the decline of health care in South Africa: A cry of support from those who have left for those who stay.

Andrew C Don-Wauchope, Andreas Karas, Vasudhevan T Chetty, Howard K Davidson, Raymond Gottschalk, Eugenii A Rabiner, Flora Sam, Garth P Sommerville, Jina Swartz, Adie Viljoen

Abstract


Recently a group of concerned South African doctors published a comment on the occupational-specific dispensation negotiations that have failed to address their concerns. As a group of South African trained physicians working out of South Africa we would like to add our voice in support of these concerned doctors. In particular, the South African public and government needs to acknowledge that poor working conditions and inadequate compensation play a large role in the loss of medical skill from South Africa.

Authors' affiliations

Andrew C Don-Wauchope, McMaster University

Andreas Karas, Health Protection Agency

Vasudhevan T Chetty, McMaster University

Howard K Davidson,

Raymond Gottschalk,

Eugenii A Rabiner,

Flora Sam,

Garth P Sommerville,

Jina Swartz,

Adie Viljoen,

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Keywords

Employment, Health Care, Academic, Working Conditions, Migration

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2010;100(2):74-75.

Article History

Date submitted: 2009-12-08
Date published: 2010-01-29

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