Contribution of migrant doctors and nurses to tackling COVID-19 crisis in OECD countries


Permanent URL for this page:

Author: Scarpetta, Stefano; Dumont, Jean-Christophe; Socha-Dietrich, Karolina


This brief focuses on the contribution of migrant doctors and nurses to OECD health systems and how OECD countries have adapted the recognition of foreign credentials to mobilise additional doctors and nurses with foreign degrees in response to [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19. It also highlights the potential impact on countries of origin, some of which were already facing severe shortages of skilled health workers before the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for a global response to the global health worker shortage.

Published abstract.

Subjects: Labour market; Migration; Industry; Qualifications

Keywords: Migrants; Skilled migration; Equivalence of qualifications; Skill certification; OECD country

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2020

Physical description: 10 p.

Access item:

Also called: Contribution of migrant doctors and nurses to tackling Coronavirus Disease 2019 crisis in OECD countries

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 140.438

Show Extra Info
QR Code for