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Mobility of Medical Specialists – A Challenge for the Bulgarian Health System

Zlatina Ivanova


In Bulgaria, the problem of the availability of medical personnel is not a new phenomenon – the shortage of specialists from different professional fields has deepened over the years, which limits the access of the population to medical care and the efficiency of the healthcare system. Significant regional imbalances in health workforce distribution are also observed. The outlined problems are strengthened by the increased migration and mobility of health professionlas.
Policies in this field are made in the presence of an information vacuum – there is no maintained information database on the profile of medical specialists in the country, there is no structured information about the medical specialists, who already emigrated – by years, by profession, by profession, etc.


migration; mobility; medical specialists; healthcare

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