A US International Health Service Corps to place American health professionals in developing countries is under consideration. The various options for such a corps are examined in light of past attempts, present needs, and future potential. Justifications, costs, benefits, administrative/legislative mechanisms, and alternative ways to meet US international health goals are evaluated. We conclude that there are more feasible ways to meet US international health objectives than through a governmental International Health Service Corps.
Baker TD, Quinley JC. A US International Health Service CorpsOptions and Constraints. JAMA. 1987;257(19):2622–2625. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390190100028
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