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The global pediatric nephrology workforce: a survey of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Nephrology, July 2016
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Title
The global pediatric nephrology workforce: a survey of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Published in
BMC Nephrology, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12882-016-0299-2
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Dorey Glenn, Sophie Ocegueda, Meaghan Nazareth, Yi Zhong, Adam Weinstein, William Primack, Pierre Cochat, Maria Ferris

Abstract

The global pediatric nephrology workforce is poorly characterized. The objectives of our study were to assess pediatric nephrologists' perceptions of the adequacy of the pediatric nephrology workforce, and understand regional challenges to fellow recruitment and job acquisition. Perceptions regarding optimal length of training and research requirements were also queried. A 17-question web-based survey comprised of 14 close-ended and 3 open-ended questions was e-mailed to members of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were performed. We received 341 responses from members of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association from 71 countries. There was a high degree of overall perceived workforce inadequacy with 67 % of all respondents reporting some degree of shortage. Perceived workforce shortage ranged from 20 % in Australia/New Zealand to 100 % in Africa. Respondents from Africa (25 %) and North America (22.4 %) reported the greatest difficulty recruiting fellows. Respondents from Australia/New Zealand (53.3 %) and Latin America (31.3 %) reported the greatest perceived difficulty finding jobs as pediatric nephrologists after training. Low trainee interest, low salary, lack of government or institutional support, and few available jobs in pediatric nephrology were the most frequently reported obstacles to fellow recruitment and job availability. Globally, there is a high level of perceived inadequacy in the pediatric nephrology workforce. Regional variability exists in perceived workforce adequacy, ease of recruitment, and job acquisition. Interventions to improve recruitment targeted to specific regional barriers are suggested.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 5 16%
Professor 4 13%
Researcher 4 13%
Student > Master 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Other 6 19%
Unknown 6 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 32%
Social Sciences 3 10%
Psychology 2 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 11 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 11 April 2017.
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#2,336,549
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