“Poor working conditions are the main reason doctors leave the public sector. And the safety and security of their families is the chief factor that drives them out of the country. These are among the findings of a survey of 2,229 doctors by the Colleges of Medicine of SA‚ reported in this month’s edition of the South African Medical Journal (SAMJ). Money was often suggested as the main reason doctors left the public sector or emigrated‚ said researchers Zephne van der Spuy‚ Tuviah Zabow and Andrew Good. But ‘better remuneration’ was third, behind ‘better working environment’ and ‘better workplace security’, when doctors were asked why they wanted to go into private practice.” (Originally published by Business Day).
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