“For many years in many European countries, policymakers simply did not pay enough attention to effectively managing stocks and flows of healthcare workers, and it was even public policy to reduce numbers rather than invest in workforce education, training and retention.” In their blog, Dr Jean-Paul Zerbib (Fédération Europeéene des Médecins Salariés, EPHA Treasurer) and Sascha Marschang (Deputy Director, EPHA) explain how medical deserts have become a growing problem in Europe over the last decade, and why action should be taken now, before medical deserts become a common feature of the European health landscape.

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