Brain Drain(internal and external) in MT

Dr. Prem Jagyasi’s article is about medical tourism and its affects on internal brain drain (from public to private facilities) and external brain drain (from foreign countries to homeland). It is good as an introduction to brain drain and medical tourism issue. Solution is implementing health education, training and economics policy for regulating.

He uses “brain gain” it seems better. But may be for reverse brain drain I prefer to use “brain regain” I invented I think : ) (MSY)


Brain Drain  Can Medical Tourism Reverse it?

‘Brain drain’ is a well known term in developing nations, especially in their healthcare industry. It refers to the migration of highly skilled and trained people from one country to another in search of lucrative avenues, both financial and professional. The country from which the trained professionals migrate is said to experience brain drain, leading to a shortage of trained professionals. This shortage may have adverse effects on the country’s economy. The country where the trained professionals migrate to is said to experience brain gain. This brain gain is considered profitable for the economy as the country does not spend on training the professionals. Read more of this post

Medical Tourism and RBD

Can using “reverse brain drain” in medical tourism be a remedy to concerns about medical tourism. The concerns like medical tourism to cause a health disparities between rural health and metropolitan health and about to decrease the number of doctors who serves citizens and at last about to increase cost of treatments in homeland for citizens ? They say reverse brain drain may be a part of solution and I hope so… (MSY) 

Here is its LINK

Reverse Brain drain in Healthcare Sector

It is quite natural that educated professionals will tend to move to countries where they find a better career opportunity. Because of this migration, many developing country experience brain drain situation, where well educated and trained professionals move out of their home country in search of better opportunity and lucrative avenues, both financially and professionally. The country from where the trained professional moves out is said to experience brain drain, this in turn affects the economy of the country. But the country where the person has migrated to is said to experience Brain gain. Brain gain is considered as a profit to the country’s economy as the country did not spend its resources in training the professional. The phenomenon of brain drain is prevalent in all the countries, especially in the areas of health care sector and IT sector. This has put the country’s economy in major risk. Read more of this post

Reverse Brain Drain of doctors

I’ll post full text of a lebanese study . I don’t want to lose that link. (MSY)


The process to have a structure of constructing an environment for “reverse brain drain”, steps of project, precautions for continuing the flow… With the experience of Lebanon, developing countries may attract their doctors to homeland. Analyzing demographic and professional characteristics of health professionals working abroad; learning about willingness of them about turning to home; building infrastructure for education, training and practice in country (excellence centers); creating academic and clinical collaboration networks between medical centers, health facilities (local affiliations); maintaining links with American and European contemporary medical centers and clinics (global affiliations). Read more of this post