Manpower Issues in Saudi Health Development

Wealthy yet underdeveloped Saudi Arabia presents an important contrast to health manpower models advocated by the World Health Organization. Infectious diseases are still prevalent; the degenerative and chronic diseases of “progress” are gaining. In attempting to balance between primary care and specialized manpower, the Saudis continue to rely on expatriate physicians. But a unique pattern of self-sufficiency appears to be emerging.

Author(s): C. Maureen Searle; Eugene B. Gallagher

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Volume 61, Issue 4 (pages 659–686)
Published in 1983