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Physician migration at its roots: a study on the emigration preferences and plans among medical students in Romania

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, January 2017
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Title
Physician migration at its roots: a study on the emigration preferences and plans among medical students in Romania
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Human Resources for Health, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12960-017-0181-8
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Şoimita Mihaela Suciu, Codruta Alina Popescu, Mugur Daniel Ciumageanu, Anca Dana Buzoianu

Abstract

Migration of healthcare workers is receiving increased attention worldwide. In Europe, the creation of a border-free labor market and its expansion with the EU enlargements of 2004, 2007, and 2013 endowed health professionals with the right to provide services and to relocate to another EU Member State. For the Romanian doctors, the EU-wide recognition of the medical degree obtained in Romania has created new opportunities, while inadequate working conditions and relatively low salaries pushed many of them to search for employment abroad. As there is considerable uncertainty about the magnitude of the Romanian physicians' exodus, we performed a survey to assess the emigration intention of future Romanian doctors. The study was conducted over three consecutive years: 2013, 2014, and 2015 at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu" Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The self-administrated questionnaire included 19 questions regarding students' emigration intentions. All the 957 license-degree students participated in the study. In this study, 84.7% of subjects planned on seeking employment abroad after graduation. A large number of the students who have participated in the study have already started preparing for emigration, 21.7% of those who wished to migrate had already performed at least one Erasmus mobility in their country of choice, 44.5% have been enrolled in a language course, and 42.7% have searched for jobs on the Internet. The majority of Romanian medical students considering migration see it as a serious alternative to the continuation of their professional training started in Romania. The findings of this study are upsetting and can impact both policy crafting and future research. Structural reforms in the healthcare provisions are needed in order to facilitate the retention of medical personnel. Romanian policy makers need to devise a comprehensive national health workforce plan to deal with physician migration.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 32%
Unspecified 5 12%
Researcher 5 12%
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Other 9 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 41%
Unspecified 7 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 15%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 10%
Social Sciences 4 10%
Other 3 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 April 2017.
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#5,880,650
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#471
of 609 outputs
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#128,878
of 319,332 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#19
of 24 outputs
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