OECD Doctors And Nurses Migration Indicators By Country Of Origin

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This dataset contains internationally comparable indicators regarding the migration of health care workforce for country members or partners of OECD (The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and for countries in accession negotiations with OECD. The indicators values cover the period 2000-2016.

Complexity

The OECD (The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD’s work is based on continued monitoring of events in member countries as well as outside OECD area, and includes regular projections of short and medium-term economic developments. The OECD Secretariat collects and analyses data, after which committees discuss policy regarding this information, the Council makes decisions, and then governments implement recommendations. The OECD Health Datasets offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems.

Health workers are the cornerstone of health systems, playing a central role in providing health services to the population and improving health outcomes. The demand and supply of health workers have increased over time in all OECD countries, with jobs in the health and social sector accounting for more than 10% of total employment now in several OECD countries. The OECD assesses changes related to health workforce status and migration in the scope of practice of health care providers, and the impact that these changes might have on access, quality and efficiency in health service delivery. In this dataset can be found data for the following health workforce (doctors and nurses) migration indicators are contained in this dataset:

– Total number of doctors/nurses
– Domestically-trained doctors/nurses
– Stock of foreign-trained doctors/nurses
– Doctors/nurses with unknown place of training
– Percent of foreign-trained doctors/nurses
– Annual inflow of foreign-trained doctors/nurses
– Native-born but foreign-trained doctors/nurses

The total number of doctors and nurses refer to practicing physicians and nurses.

The stock of foreign-trained doctors refer to the number of doctors (at the end of the calendar year) who have obtained their first medical qualification (degree) in another country and are entitled to practice in the receiving country. According to methodology the following inclusion and exclusion criteria have been used:

– Inclusion criteria
– Foreign-trained doctors who have obtained any type of registration to practice in the receiving country
– Medical interns and residents who have obtained a medical degree in another country but have not yet obtained a (full) registration to practice in the receiving country
– Exclusion criteria
– Foreign-trained doctors who are registered to practice in the receiving country but are practicing in another country (temporarily or permanently)

The annual inflow of foreign-trained doctors refer to the number of doctors (at the end of the calendar year) who have obtained their first medical qualification (degree) in another country and are receiving a new authorization in a given year to practice in the receiving country. According to methodology the following inclusion criteria have been used:

– If the source is professional registers (preferred source): foreign-trained doctors coming in the country under all types of registration status (full, temporary, limited, provisional or conditional registration)
– If the source is working permits delivered to immigrants (possible alternative source): foreign-trained doctors coming in the country under a permanent or temporary working permit
– Medical interns and residents who have obtained a medical degree in another country but have not yet obtained a (full) registration to practice in the receiving country

The stock of foreign-trained nurses refer to the number of nurses (at the end of the calendar year) who have obtained a recognized qualification in nursing in another country and are working as a nurse in the receiving country. According to methodology the following inclusion and exclusion criteria have been used:

– Inclusion criteria
– Foreign-trained nurses who have obtained any type of registration to practice in the receiving country
– Nurses who have obtained a recognized qualification in nursing in another country but have not yet obtained a (full) registration to practice in the receiving country
– Exclusion criteria
– Foreign-trained nurses who are registered to practice in the receiving country but are practicing in another country (temporarily or permanently)

The annual inflow of foreign-trained nurses refer to the number of nurses (at the end of the calendar year) who have obtained a recognized qualification in nursing in another country and are receiving a new authorization in a given year to practice in the receiving country. According to methodology the following inclusion criteria have been used:

– If the source is professional registers (preferred source): foreign-trained nurses coming in the country under all types of registration status (full, temporary, limited, provisional or conditional registration)
– If the source is working permits delivered to immigrants (possible alternative source): foreign-trained nurses coming in the country under a permanent or temporary working permit

Breaks in the time-related continuity of data on which the calculated indicators values are based are specified in the content of dataset. There are also specified the cases were the methodology used for data collection was different or if the values are estimated.

Date Created

2017-11-10

Last Modified

2017-11-10

Version

2017-11-10

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

2000-2016

Spatial Coverage

OECD Members and Partners Countries

Source

John Snow Labs => The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

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Source Citation

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Keywords

OECD Health Care Indicators, OECD Health Workforce, Workforce Migration, Workforce In Flow, Number Of Doctors, Number Of Nurses, Foreign Medical Graduates, Foreign Trained Nurses, Nurses Care Resources, Long Term Caregivers

Other Titles

OECD Countries Foreign And Domestically Trained Health Workforce, Doctors And Nurses Immigration In OECD Countries

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
YearThe year corresponding to the specified health workforce migration indicator value for a countrydaterequired : 1
CountryThe name of the country member or partner of OECD or in accession negotiations with OECDstringrequired : 1
Country_AbbreviationThe abbreviated name of the country member or partner of OECD or in accession negotiations with OECDstringrequired : 1
Country_StatusSpecifies whether the country is member or partner of OECD or has an accession agreement with OECDstringenum : Array required : 1
Indicator_CategorySpecifies a group of indicators related to the health insurance coveragestringenum : Array required : 1
Workforce_Migration_IndicatorSpecifies the health workforce migration indicatorstringrequired : 1
Country_Of_OriginThe name of the country source of immigrants doctors and/or nursesstring-
Country_Of_Origin_AbbreviationThe abbreviated name of the country source of immigrants doctors and/or nursesstring-
Workforce_Migration_Indicator_ValueThe calculated value of the indicator for the specified year and countrynumberlevel : Ratio
Additional_NotesAdditional information related to the indicator value or measurementstring-
YearCountryCountry_AbbreviationCountry_StatusIndicator_CategoryWorkforce_Migration_IndicatorCountry_Of_OriginCountry_Of_Origin_AbbreviationWorkforce_Migration_Indicator_ValueAdditional_Notes
2005GreeceGRCOECD memberNurses migrationTotal numberAll countries7155
2014ChileCHLOECD memberNurses migrationTotal numberAll countries34674
2015ChileCHLOECD memberNurses migrationTotal numberAll countries37129
2016ChileCHLOECD memberNurses migrationTotal numberAll countries41575
2000ItalyITAOECD memberNurses migrationTotal numberAll countries304159
2000SwedenSWEOECD memberNurses migrationTotal numberAll countries88077
2000TurkeyTUROECD memberNurses migrationTotal numberAll countries69550
2000IsraelISROECD memberNurses migrationTotal numberAll countries40488
2001ItalyITAOECD memberNurses migrationTotal numberAll countries310122
2001SwedenSWEOECD memberNurses migrationTotal numberAll countries89548