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Why is there a global medical recruitment and retention crisis?

The medical recruitment and retention crisis has economic and health consequences in the low- and middle-income countries of origin, as well as implications for the broader global health community as disparities in healthcare workers' skill sets and availability widen. Image: Photo by Luis Melendez on Unsplash

Adrienne Rivlin
Partner, L.E.K. Consulting
Tara Lumley
Project Fellow, Global Health & Healthcare Outlook, World Economic Forum Geneva
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The medical recruitment and retention crisis is putting healthcare workers worldwide under pressure Image: Munira Gunja et al., Stressed Out and Burned Out: The Global Primary Care Crisis — Findings from the 2022 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians (Commonwealth Fund, Nov. 2022)

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