Journal article

The impact of ASEAN economic integration on health worker mobility: a scoping review of the literature

Vannarath Te, Rachel Griffiths, Kristy Law, Peter S Hill, Peter Leslie Annear

HEALTH POLICY AND PLANNING | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) was inaugurated in December 2015 with the primary aim of achieving a strong and prosperous community through accelerating economic integration. The notion of a single market, underpinned by the free flow of trade in services and skilled labour, is integral to the spirit of the AEC. To facilitate the intra-regional mobility of health professionals, Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) were signed, for nursing in 2006 and for medicine and dentistry in 2009, and now sit within the AEC objectives. This study examines the observed and potential impact of the health-related MRAs on health worker mobility within the regio..

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