Improving Health Care Workers : A Global Market That Allows Easier Access For Richer Countries

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Barriers associated with borders in a global market that allows easier access for richer countries to attract health care workers has a direct impact on the flow of health care (Packer, Labonté & Spitzer 2007, p. 21). Many countries are experiencing the effect of a shortage of trained physicians and nurses and have resulted in the use of foreign-trained health professionals to fill gaps (care (Packer, Labonté & Spitzer 2007, p. 15). Attempts have been made to continue the flow of health care workers as oppose to the lack of. Evidence points to factors that the flow from richer to poorer countries are prevalent based on factors relating to the overflow of health care workers in richer countries (Packer et al., n.d.). The poorer countries are entertained with diminished health care access resulting from the overflow or health care workers in richer countries. These diminished health care services are also triggered by the lack of professional credentials across borders where free trade areas are recognized (Packer et al., n.d.). The growing number of instances of health conditions that affect one area or country and the evidence that it will affect other countries is based on the idea of interdependence of the human community (Okpala 2014, p. 67). According to Okpala (2014) medical tourism is affecting the health care flow (p. 68). Medical tourism is the event when patients make the decision to seek medical treatment aboard; this process is driven by the consumer and is a

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