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dc.date.accessioned 2004-03-25 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-12T08:15:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-12T08:15:41Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8091
dc.description.abstract There are currently 29655 medical practitioners employed in South Africa at a rate of 65 physicians per 100 000 of the population. Approximately 60 per cent of physicians are employed in the private health sector at a ratio of 255:100 000. The remainder work in the public health sector where they provide medical care to 84 per cent of the population at ratio of 29:100 000. Shortages are created by the misdistribution of skills across sectors and provinces, and are aggravated by the outflow of skills from South Africa to other countries.. Supply is restricted by limited resources, the limited availability of black candidates for higher education, high failure rates and poor working conditions and remuneration in the public health sector. The number of nurses in employment is estimated at 155 484, at a nurse/population ratio of 343:100 000, which compares favourably with the World Health Organisation's minimum norm of 200:100 000. The nurse/population ratio is expected to drop to 305:100 000 over the nest ten years with a total of 18 758 positions remaining unfilled. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject NURSING en
dc.title Medical practitioners and nurses en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Employment and Economic Policy Research en
dc.SourceTitle Human resources development review 2003: education, employment and skills in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.CorporateAuthor Human Sciences Research Council en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2521 en
dc.PageNumber 522-553 en
dc.outputnumber 1009 en
dc.bibliographictitle Hall, E. & Erasmus, J. (2003) Medical practitioners and nurses. In: Human Sciences Research Council <i>Human resources development review 2003: education, employment and skills in South Africa</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 522-553. en
dc.publicationyear 2003 en
dc.contributor.author1 Hall, E. en
dc.contributor.author2 Erasmus, J. en

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