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  • Date
    2010-05-05
  • Title
    Policy interventions that attract nurses to rural areas: a multicountry discrete choice experiment
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Year
    2010
  • Author
    Blaauw D, Erasmus E, Pagaiya N, Tangcharoensathein V, Mullei S, Goodman C, English M & Largarde M
  • Description
    "Objective: To evaluate the relative effectiveness of different policies in attracting nurses to rural areas in Kenya, South Africa and Thailand using data from a discrete choice experiment (DCE). Methods: A labelled DCE was designed to model the relative effectiveness of both financial and non-financial strategies designed to attract nurses to rural areas. Data were collected from over 300 graduating nursing students in each country. Mixed logit models were used for analysis and to predict the uptake of rural posts under different incentive combinations." (extract from abstract)
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy, Nursing Human Resources Management, Good/Promising Practices in Nursing Recruitment and Retention
  • Keywords
    rural and remote, retention, recruitment, incentives
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