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Exodus of Polish doctors could threaten health system

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1280
  1. Jane Burgermeister
  1. Vienna

    An exodus of young Polish doctors to western European countries is set to take place with the country's accession to the European Union, the Polish Chamber of Physicians has warned.

    An internet opinion survey on a doctor's website published in the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza found that a third of all Polish doctors between 25 and 35 years of age—or 10 000 doctors—plan to work in western European countries.

    Marek Szweczynski from the Polish Chamber of Physicians said that an exodus of doctors on this scale could …

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