How can we keep our psychiatrists?

Merryll Vorster
South African Journal of Psychiatry | Vol 8, No 3 | a927 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v8i3.927 | © 2002 Merryll Vorster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 December 2015 | Published: 01 December 2002

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An article in the Citizen of 5 November 2002 stated that 3 351 doctors, dentists and pharmacists resigned from the employ of Gauteng Health during 2000 and 2001. Where did they all go? There are 355 psychiatrists practising in South Africa. This figure remains constant despite our efforts at training some 20 new psy- chiatrists per year


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