The Chilean Rural Practitioner Programme: a multidimensional strategy to attract and retain doctors in rural areas.

  title={The Chilean Rural Practitioner Programme: a multidimensional strategy to attract and retain doctors in rural areas.},
  author={Sebasti{\'a}n Pe{\~n}a and Jorge Ram{\'i}rez and Carlos Becerra and Jorge Carabantes and Oscar Arteaga},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={88 5},
Developing countries currently face internal and external migration of their health workforce and interventions are needed to attract and retain health professionals in rural areas. Evidence of multidimensional interventions, however, is scarce. This study explores a long-standing strategy to attract and retain doctors to rural areas in Chile: the Rural Practitioner Programme. The main objective is to describe the programme, characterize its multidimensional set of incentives and appraise… CONTINUE READING

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