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U.S. Relies Heavily on Foreign-Born Healthcare Workers

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by Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) – More than one in four doctors in the United States were born in another country, and a new study suggests many nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and home health aides are also immigrants.

Researchers who analyzed U.S. census data on 164,000 health care professionals found that overall, almost 17 percent weren’t born in America and almost five percent were not U.S. citizens.

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