Migration intentions of Lithuanian physicians, nurses, residents and medical students
Eglė Bertašiūtė and
Health Policy, 2018, vol. 122, issue 10, 1126-1131
Due to a flow of healthcare professionals and students from emerging to industrialized economies, healthcare systems in source countries are facing increasing threats to a people-centered quality of care. This study investigates the prevalence and underlying reasons for emigration intentions among physicians, nurses, residents, and medical students in Lithuania (total N = 1080). In our sample, 39% of students, 21% of residents, 12% of nurses, and 6% of physicians had decided to emigrate within the next two years. Based on statistical analyses of the survey data, we conclude that emigration decisions are linked to socio-demographic (age, gender, family situation), financial, organizational (teamwork climate in hospital) and social (perceived social worth) factors. Implications for policy-making and retention of healthcare workforce are discussed.
Keywords: Migration intentions; Human resources; Retention; Social worth; Teamwork climate (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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