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The cost of health professionals' brain drain in Kenya

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, July 2006
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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Title
The cost of health professionals' brain drain in Kenya
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, July 2006
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-6-89
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Authors

Joses Muthuri Kirigia, Akpa Raphael Gbary, Lenity Kainyu Muthuri, Jennifer Nyoni, Anthony Seddoh

Abstract

Past attempts to estimate the cost of migration were limited to education costs only and did not include the lost returns from investment. The objectives of this study were: (i) to estimate the financial cost of emigration of Kenyan doctors to the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA); (ii) to estimate the financial cost of emigration of nurses to seven OECD countries (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, UK, USA); and (iii) to describe other losses from brain drain.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Unknown 178 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 46 25%
Researcher 30 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 14%
Student > Postgraduate 17 9%
Student > Bachelor 16 9%
Other 51 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 67 36%
Social Sciences 41 22%
Unspecified 20 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 12 6%
Other 29 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 39. 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 01 November 2017.
All research outputs
#390,205
of 12,709,201 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#90
of 4,209 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,248
of 126,557 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
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