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Brain drain: the issues raised for Egypt by the emigration of psychiatrists

  • N. Loza (a1) and E. Sorour (a2)
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The practice of Egyptian psychiatrists emigrating to high-income countries is not a recent phenomenon. Egyptian doctors have long travelled in search of training and education and to better their standards of living. The debate continues. What effective measures can be taken to reduce the brain drain, or at least its effect on Egyptian mental health services?

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Brain drain: the issues raised for Egypt by the emigration of psychiatrists

  • N. Loza (a1) and E. Sorour (a2)
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