ISSN: IJSB: 2520-4750 (Online), 2521-3040 (Print) JSR : 2708-7085 (online)

The Readiness of Medical Practitioners toward ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Case study: Vientiane Capital

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Khampheng Kingkhambang, Somwang Kidoikhammuan, Anousone Chanthilath, and Phuangmaly Siharath

Abstract

This study investigates the readiness of medical practitioners in Laos PDR towards the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Using a questionnaire developed from the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Medical Practitioners and evidence of English proficiency (Singapore Medical Council), data was collected from 307 individuals across three hospitals in Vientiane Capital: Setthathirath, Mahosot, and Mittaphap. Data analysis employed statistical measures including percentages, averages, and frequencies. The findings revealed that while medical practitioners in Laos meet eligibility criteria in areas such as possessing medical qualifications, actively practicing as general or specialist practitioners, and maintaining ethical standards without any violations or pending legal proceedings, they face challenges regarding English proficiency. This deficiency highlights a barrier to full participation in the ASEAN Medical Community. Addressing these language proficiency gaps is crucial for enhancing the readiness of medical practitioners in Laos to integrate fully into the ASEAN Economic Community.

Keywords: Medical, Labor market, ASEAN Economic Community, Healthcare, Workforce, Regional Integration.

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Title: The Readiness of Medical Practitioners toward ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Case study: Vientiane Capital
Author: Khampheng Kingkhambang, Somwang Kidoikhammuan, Anousone Chanthilath, and Phuangmaly Siharath
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
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ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/IJSB.2385
Media: Online
Volume: 37
Issue: 1
Issue publication (Year): 2024
Acceptance Date: 09/06/2024
Date of Publication: 13/06/2024
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Page: 58-67
First Page: 58
Last Page: 67
Paper Type: Case study
Current Status: Published

 

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Khampheng Kingkhambang, Somwang Kidoikhammuan, Anousone Chanthilath, and Phuangmaly Siharath (2024). The Readiness of Medical Practitioners toward ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Case study: Vientiane Capital. International Journal of Science and Business, 37(1), 58-67. DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/IJSB.2385

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Khampheng Kingkhambang (Corresponding author), Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos, Laos.

Somwang Kidoikhammuan, Faculty of Education, National University of Laos, Laos.

Anousone Chanthilath, Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos, Laos.

Phuangmaly Siharath, Faculty of Natural Sciences, National University of Laos, Laos.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/IJSB.2385

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