The Brain Drain of doctors and nurses from the Philippines leaving for work in the U.S.

Frontline/World reports on the "brain drain" of doctors and nurses from the Philippines leaving for work in the U.S.

Some health experts predict that the U.S. will have a shortfall of 800,000 to 1 million nurses by the year 2020. American nursing schools are not producing enough nurses to be able to meet the demand of an aging population; so hospitals, with the support of the American government, are now turning to foreign nursing graduates. Over the last few years, there's been a tremendous increase in the number of trained medical staff leaving the Philippines; last year alone approximately 12,000 left the country.

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