Accession Number:

AD0731258

Title:

Determinants of the Flow of Physicians to the United States,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

The flow of physicians is actually composed of two subgroups physicians actually planning to become permanent residents in the United States and physicians who come here only for specialist training in internships and residencies. The basic hypothesis of the paper is that these two groups respond to different factors in different ways. The large income increases available to physicians who come here to practice may be important to the potential immigrants, but the relative position of doctors in the income distribution is critical for the trainees. Additional hypotheses concern the different ways in which the proportion of specialists influences the two groups. There are several subsidiary tests concerning some of the traditional measures of -the relative need for physicians. Finally, the influence of the physicians working and living conditions or migration is investigated. The second part of the paper provides background information concerning medical education, licensure, and immigration laws. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE