Surplus medical doctors

Other Names:
Oversupply of physicians
Overproduction by medical schools
In countries where doctors are paid well and where training facilities profit financially from producing doctors, more doctors are trained than are needed to serve the population. This increases competition among doctors for patients and results in the prescription of more medical services than patients need.
Broader Problems:
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
20.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST