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La démographie médicale en observation: Dix chroniques des années-charnières (1999 - 2004)

Authors:
Doan, B.D.H.
Publication Year:
2004
Reference Type:
  • Journal Articles
Periodical Full:
CAHIER DE SOCIOLOGIE ET DE DÉMOGRAPHIE MÉDICALES
Volume:
44
Issue:
3
Start Page:
271
Other Pages:
348
Abstract:
In less than 5 years, a feeling of doctor shortage has spread out and replaced the feeling of oversupply which was predominant earlier in the French health care system. Many factors contributed to such a surprising about-turn, most of them were not clearly identified. Furthermore, certain paradoxical facts aggravated the confuse situation: for instance, the feeling of manpower shortage emerged and spread out at a time when physician/population ratio continued its growth. Lack of observation and, more importantly, absence of understanding the demographic process underlying the evolution of human groups gave raise to a misleading perception of the effective trends of health workforce. In a Bismarckian context, the feeling of shortage (or oversupply), if not identified by such "hard" facts as post vacancies or variations in workers' incomes, is basically determined by drastic decrease (or increase) of the numbers of young doctors starting their career. Changes in the total numbers of the medical profession play only a minor role.
Language:
  • English/French
Reviewed By:
Birama Apho LY
Geography:
  • Europe
  • Europe-France
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