Although brain drain started out as a process of movement of skilled professionals within the developed countries, the more recent trend of exodus of professionals from the less developed countries to the affluent ones has raised serious concerns. The ongoing trend of brain drain of health professionals has led to the shortage of human resource for health in the resource-limited source countries while allowing the destination countries to reap the benefits without any substantial investment in producing those cadres of qualified health professionals. This article discusses the brain drain of health professionals in the light of benefit and loss in the context of both the source and destination countries with utilitarianism perspective in mind.



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