‘Going private’: a qualitative comparison of medical specialists’ job satisfaction in the public and private sectors of South Africa

@inproceedings{Ashmore2013GoingPA,
  title={‘Going private’: a qualitative comparison of medical specialists’ job satisfaction in the public and private sectors of South Africa},
  author={John Ashmore},
  booktitle={Human resources for health},
  year={2013}
}
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND There is a highly inequitable distribution of health workers between public and private sectors in South Africa, partly due to within-country migration trends. This article elaborates what South African medical specialists find satisfying about working in the public and private sectors, at present, and how to better incentivize retention in the public sector. METHODS Seventy-four qualitative interviews were conducted - among specialists and key informants - based in… CONTINUE READING
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