Table 2

Frequency of recruitment/retention factors mentioned by type of respondents

Dimension

Factors (frequency)*


Individual

• Native of the region (5Mn, 12Md)

• Personality

▪Challenge (5Mn, 7Md)

▪Autonomy (2Mn, 3Md)

▪Feeling of security (2Mn, 3Md)

▪Polyvalent (1Mn, 4Md)

▪Resourceful (2Mn, 2Md)

▪Team work (1Mn, 1Md)

▪Healthy (2Md)

▪Easy to adapt (1Md)

Family

• Spouse influence (8Mn, 17Md)

• Family integration (7Mn, 15Md)

Community lifestyle

• Quality of life/Social and cultural life (12Mn, 21Md)

• Integration in the community (4Mn, 5Md)

Professional

• Occupational well-being (12Mn, 29Md)

• Multiskill practice (9Mn, 18Md)

• Technical support center (6Mn, 10Md)

• Team reputation (7Mn, 7Md)

• Specialist availability (4Mn, 8Md)

• Integration to the team (4Mn, 7Md)

Organisational

• Critical mass (6Mn, 22Md)

• Image of the center (4Mn, 3Md)

Educational

• Training in the region (7Mn, 6Md)

• CME (3Mn, 7Md)

• Effective education (3Md)

Economic

• Financial incitative (8Mn, 13Md)


* Number of managers (Mn) and/or physicians (Md) who mentioned the item.

Gagnon et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-6

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