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Title: Demand and supply of doctors and dentists in Bahrain, 1998-2005
Authors: Ahmed, A.A.
Fateha, B.
Benjamin, S.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: We examined the supply and demand of medical doctors and dentists in Bahrain. Demand for physicians and dentists was based on the objective of having a physician-to-population ratio of 1:650, and a dentist-to-population ratio of 1:5000. Analysis of the current workforce and projected graduates in the period 1998-2005 indicated that the supply of Bahraini medical doctors and dentists until the year 2005 will not be sufficient to meet the projected demand in these categories. By the year 2005, Bahraini doctors and dentists will provide 82.5% and 75.9% of medical and dental demands respectively. The remaining 17.2% of physicians and 24.1% of dentists will have to be recruited from abroad. Thus, the prospect of oversupply of Bahrainis among these categories until the year 2005 is highly unlikely
Description: 6-12
Keywords: Medically Underserved Area
Physician's Role
Physician Executives
Health Services Needs and Demand
Subject: Physicians
ISSN: 1020-3397
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