Corpus ID: 79675411

Brain Drain to Brain Gain: Ireland's Two-Way Flow of Doctors

@inproceedings{Walsh2017BrainDT,
  title={Brain Drain to Brain Gain: Ireland's Two-Way Flow of Doctors},
  author={Aisling Walsh and R. Brugha},
  year={2017}
}

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