Bulletin of the World Health Organization

High-end physician migration from India

Manas Kaushik, Abhishek Jaiswal, Naseem Shah, Ajay Mahal

Volume 86, Number 1, January 2008, 40-45

Table 2. Quality and emigration among AIIMS graduates 1989–2000: logistic regression results

Explanatory variable Dependent variable: indicator of emigration(standard error of the logistic regression estimates)
model 1 model 2 model 3 model 4
N 428 113 428 428
Constant 0.06(0.35) -30.80a(10.81) -0.37(0.34) -0.40(0.35)
Sex(male = 1, 0 otherwise) 0.08(0.27) -0.71(0.53) 0.15(0.26) 0.16(0.26)
Time (since graduation) 0.24a(0.11) -1.91b(1.02) 0.25a(0.11) 0.25a(0.11)
Time squared -0.02a(0.01) 0.87b(0.48) -0.02a(0.01) -0.02a(0.01)
Affirmative action(yes = 1, 0 otherwise) -1.42a(0.28)
Log (entrance marks) 7.47a(2.58)
Indicator variable(one or more awards) 0.25(0.30)
Indicator variable 1(one award) -0.36(0.41)
Indicator variable 2(two awards or more) 0.99a(0.47)
Dummy for region 1c 0.20(0.27) 0.43(0.54) 0.35(0.26) 0.38(0.26)
Dummy for region 2d 0.76b(0.45) 0.02(1.58) 0.35(0.42) 0.43(0.42)
Dummy for region 3e -0.25(0.25) -0.28(0.53) -0.26(0.24) -0.24(0.24)
χ² 43.21 15.41 14.68 20.03

AIIMS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.a P < 0.05; P-values based on logistic regression (Wald test).b P < 0.10; P-values based on logistic regression (Wald test).c Region 1: Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh.d Region 2: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh.e Region 3: Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan.

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