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Political Science, General.
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The first goal of this paper is to quantify Canada's net global migration among health care professionals. Absolute figures will be adjusted to compare equally qualified migrants and arrive at a final net calculation. This will then be put in an historical context. An economic quantification will put a monetary value on the net migration of health care professionals in Canada. Additionally, a statistical analysis will be performed comparing data from various health indicators and the number of doctors per population for possible correlations. The working hypothesis is that in the case of diseases like heart disease and cancer, (for which early diagnosis and treatment can be a major factor in lowering death rates), the actual death rates from these diseases is negatively correlated to the level of access to medical doctors in a region. In order to prescribe public policy solutions, this study intends to discover the factors that influence health care professionals to remain in, leave, or return to Canada. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2001 .S58. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-06, page: 1416. Adviser: Stephen Brooks. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2001.
Skinner, Brett James., "The medical brain drain and its potential to affect health care in Canada." (2001). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4100.