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  • Date
    2010-08-30
  • Title
    Financial incentives for return of service in underserved areas: a systematic review
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    BMC Health Services Research
  • Year
    2009
  • Author
    Barnighausen T & Bloom D
  • Description
    "In many geographic regions, both in developing and in developed countries, the number of health workers is insufficient to acheive population health goals. Financial incentives for return for service are intended to alleviate health worker shortages; A (future) health worker enters into a contract to work for a number of years in an underserved area in exchange for a financial pay-off...We carried out systematic literature searches..for studies evaluating outcomes of financial incentive programs published up to February 2009." (excerpts from Abstract)
  • Categories
    Good/Promising Practices in Nursing Recruitment and Retention
  • Keywords
    financial incentives, evaluation, review, retention, rural
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