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NEJM Perspective Piece Examines Global Shortage Of Health Professionals

New England Journal of Medicine: Global Supply of Health Professionals
Nigel Crisp of the U.K. House of Lords and Lincoln Chen of the China Medical Board

“There is a global crisis of severe shortages and marked maldistribution of health professionals that is exacerbated by three great global transitions — demographic changes, epidemiologic shifts, and redistribution of the disability burden. … The pressing health issues — access, quality, and costs — must all be tackled by health professionals with these wider perspectives in their hearts and minds. … Educators of health professionals must grasp the opportunity to produce transformative leaders who have the motivation and capability to shape the future — or themselves be shaped by it” (3/6).