Spousal perspectives on factors influencing recruitment and retention of rural family physicians.

@article{Mayo2006SpousalPO,
  title={Spousal perspectives on factors influencing recruitment and retention of rural family physicians.},
  author={Erin Mayo and Maria Mathews},
  journal={Canadian journal of rural medicine : the official journal of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada = Journal canadien de la medecine rurale : le journal officiel de la Societe de medecine rurale du Canada},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={271-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Recruiting and retaining medical personnel to rural communities is a human resource challenge. Studies suggest that the spouse's experiences and perceptions of a rural community are among the most influential factors in a physician's decision to remain in or leave a rural practice. This study describes the factors that both directly and indirectly influence spousal contentment and explores how these factors contribute toward recruitment and retention of physicians to rural practice… CONTINUE READING

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