Health workforce and international migration: can New Zealand compete?
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Health Organization, case study
This health working paper, authored by Pascal Zurn and Jean-Christophe Dumont, examines health workforce and migration policies in New Zealand, with a special focus on the international recruitment of doctors and nurses.
The labour market for health workers in New Zealand is characterised by both high immigration and emigration, raising questions on competitiveness and sustainability of the health workforce in the country. New approaches to improve international recruitment, as well as alternative policies to address needs, need to be considered.