One study concludes that wages are not crucial for taking young doctors to Portugal, but rather incentives to help fix the family and the most attractive career and working conditions.
The study is the result of a partnership between the Northern Regional Council (CRNOM) and the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, which is responsible for eight months of research work and heard 1,180 physicians enrolled in the Northern Regional Department of the Order.
The results were presented today in Porto, indicating that the main causes that doctors refuse to settle in the north's inner areas are the relatives recall, the expectation of non-professional differentiation, the expectation of non-career development and the lack of cultural diversity and leisure. "
"It's not about money, it's more anticipated to fix the young doctors," says the chairman of the presidency, António Araújo, and notes that the conclusions in this study "constitute the thought" of the body representing those professionals.
The release of the family appears to lead to the barrier to the choice of domestic, the reason why the leader defends that "it is necessary to consider ways of helping families in domestic" so that "they can have easier access to work, schools, housing."
Antioio Araújo also argues that it is necessary to "make physicians feel that they can handle their careers there with professional relationships" and "dealing with improvement of the places" as regards health units.
"It has to do with investments, to be attractive, it requires investment in health units, in their dignity," he added.
The results of this study will be sent to management so that they "get a feel of what's happening" and that "it's not worth taking isolated actions, unless you look at the global," says the head of the regional board of the order.
This "is the first science-based study made for this purpose" and coordinated by the Baltic technology in Bragança, said António Araújo.
According to the published data of the 1 180 doctors surveyed in the north, the majority were women, or 735, representing more than 62% of the test and 445 men, representing 36.7%.
The aim was to "know the determinants of fixation of doctors in the workplace, as well as the motivations that can lead young doctors to settle in the country's interior."
The CRNOM chairman expressed concern about the lack of doctors in inner cities, where the median age of professionals is high, with the prospect that within four to six years, many doctors will retire.
"This study is an important reference for policy decisions that will be implemented and implemented to attract doctors to home," he said.
The study concluded that "Northern physicians are more likely to focus on the coast if it is the site of the formation / exercise of the necessary specialty, the degree of institutional differentiation, good references and organizational level of the service."
Of the 925 inhabitants on the north coast, only 191 (20.7%) work in a place other than their home.
Those who live and work in the same place "are twice as likely to want to stay" and among those who do not live where they work "there is four times the risk of staying at the level of differentiation or health centers are high."
The main reasons for the different scenarios not to stay in one place are "non-differentiation, non-career development and separation from the family".
The study concluded that "the professional profile that tends to leave the workplace is a woman, single, young, internal, specific training to work in the Bragança district, a public institution in non-exclusive primary care."
On the other hand, the PhD student's profile is usually in the workplace "male, married, senior assistant doctor, doctoral student, natural, resident and working at the coast, in a public-private institution, in hospital care exclusivity, but with secondary activity."