The Chilean Rural Practitioner Programme: a multidimensional strategy to attract and retain doctors in rural areas
Sebastian Peña, Jorge Ramirez, Carlos Becerra, Jorge Carabantes & Oscar Arteaga
Volume 88, Number 5, May 2010, 371-378
Table 3. Average score of doctors applying for rural jobs according to site category in the Rural Practitioner Programme, Chile
|Category of sitea||Average score of applicantsb|
|A – most work difficulties||89.2||89.7||86.7||91.9||87.5||91.1|
|E – least work difficulties||85.2||86.2||84.8||84.2||85.3||82.9|
a Sites are graded from A to E according to work difficulty, based on the degree of isolation, geographic and climatic conditions, basic services available, quality and quantity of existing infrastructure and population covered.
b The average score of applicants for rural jobs is calculated based on four parameters: grades (94.5 points), research articles (2 points) and activities (2 points) and voluntary rural clerkship (1.5 points). Maximum points = 100 points.
Source: Unit of Destination and Residencies, Ministry of Health.25