the private sector and some non-profit making institutions have helped reverse brain drain.
Corruption by which I not only mean financial but of all other sorts as well is a major worry for returning medics.
Access to networks will be very enabling for doctors wanting to return to India. Instead of seeing foreign trained specialists as competitors, if they are seen as collaborators in driving up patient care standards, all round benefits are likely to be immense. Returning doctors should be seen as a long term asset to enhance the practices of existing networks rather than taking a short term view that the existing network many end up with a smaller size of the cake.
Medical infrastructure, technology and financial security are important but I believe they are rapidly improving as Indias economy grows.
Talking of building relationships with patients, how does the Indian approach compare with practices abroad, especially in the area of patient education and counseling?
Doctors are amongst the most trusted of all the professions. In the developed countries patients have an automatic expectation that there will be a high and uniform standard of care; systems exist to ensure that happen. An important part of delivering a high quality care is providing complete information. The information is provided by a number of professionals to the same patient using many modes. What I mean is, a patient for whom a surgical procedure is planned information is provided to the patient by means of leaflets, booklets, video, etc even before they come into the hospital, at the hospital junior doctors, surgeons, anaesthetists, general nurses, specialists nurses, patient groups etc will all provide information much of which will have common threads but will have their specialist emphasis. This information builds increasing confidence in patients.
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