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What makes staff consider leaving the health service in Malawi?

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, March 2014
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Title
What makes staff consider leaving the health service in Malawi?
Published in
Human Resources for Health, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1478-4491-12-17
Pubmed ID
Authors

Wanangwa Chimwaza, Effie Chipeta, Andrew Ngwira, Francis Kamwendo, Frank Taulo, Susan Bradley, Eilish McAuliffe

Abstract

Malawi faces a severe shortage of health workers, a factor that has contributed greatly to high maternal mortality in the country. Most clinical care is performed by mid-level providers (MLPs). While utilization of these cadres in providing health care is a solution to the current shortages, demotivating factors within the Malawian health system are pushing them into private, non-governmental, and other non-health related positions. This study aims to highlight these demotivating factors by exploring the critical aspects that influence MLPs' intention to leave their jobs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Tanzania, United Republic of 2 2%
Netherlands 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Brazil 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 115 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 32%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 18%
Researcher 13 10%
Student > Bachelor 9 7%
Student > Postgraduate 6 5%
Other 20 16%
Unknown 14 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 31%
Social Sciences 25 20%
Business, Management and Accounting 14 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 9%
Engineering 4 3%
Other 14 11%
Unknown 18 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 April 2015.
All research outputs
#3,619,624
of 14,330,160 outputs
Outputs from Human Resources for Health
#431
of 779 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#44,900
of 190,044 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#4
of 9 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,330,160 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 74th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 779 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.5. This one is in the 43rd percentile – i.e., 43% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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