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.
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.
Andrew C Don-Wauchope, McMaster University
Andreas Karas, Health Protection Agency
Vasudhevan T Chetty, McMaster University
Howard K Davidson,
Eugenii A Rabiner,
Garth P Sommerville,
Employment, Health Care, Academic, Working Conditions, Migration
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South African Medical Journal 2010;100(2):74-75.
Date submitted: 2009-12-08
Date published: 2010-01-29
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