A popular term for the migration of highly trained and/or skilled workers, especially physicians and scientists from underdeveloped countries to countries that offer better working conditions and/or lifestyles
Brain-drain influences a broad spectrum of both local and national health care systems.
The effects of brain-drain have had both positive results (sometimes referred to as brain gain) and negative results, some so deleterious entire health care systems have been crippled or compromised.
Conditions need to be ripe for the brain-drain phenomenon to transpire.
Two concepts that aid in understanding the circumstances that produce brain-drain are push factors and pull factors (see Figure 1).
Understanding the components of brain-drain will prevent observers from blaming individual immigrating nurses and will shift the responsibility to international policies, contributing to a higher sensitivity to what impels a nurse to migrate.
A critical part of the brain-drain strategy, Jischke says, is creating new jobs.
Just how good a brain-drain plug is Purdue Research Park?
While keeping college grads in the state is a primary focus of brain-drain solutions, Indiana colleges and the Lilly Endowment know they can achieve similar ends by targeting potential students who already are strongly tied to the state--adults with jobs and families who for various reasons never completed or even pursued a college education.
The anxiety in the early 1990s over the "debt wall," sponsored by the same folks now pushing the brain-drain hoax, successfully forced the federal government to make deep cuts in transfer payments and program expenditures.