@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/476,
	  title     = {Brain Drain of Doctors; Causes and Consequences in Pakistan},
	  author    = {Muhammad Wajid Tahir and  Rubina Kauser and  Majid Ali Tahir},
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	  abstract     = {Pakistani doctors (MBBS) are emigrating towards developed countries for professional adjustments. This study aims to highlight causes and consequences of doctors- brain drain from Pakistan. Primary data was collected from Mayo Hospital, Lahore by interviewing doctors (n=100) through systematic random sampling technique. It found that various socio-economic and political conditions are working as push and pull factors for brain drain of doctors in Pakistan. Majority of doctors (83%) declared poor remunerations and professional infrastructure of health department as push factor of doctors- brain drain. 81% claimed that continuous instability in political situation and threats of terrorism are responsible for emigration of doctors. 84% respondents considered fewer opportunities of further studies responsible for their emigration. Brain drain of doctors is affecting health sector-s policies / programs, standard doctor-patient ratios and quality of health services badly.
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences},
	  volume    = {5},
	  number    = {3},
	  year      = {2011},
	  pages     = {302 - 308},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/476},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/51},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 51, 2011},
	}