Rural practice preferences among medical students in Ghana: a discrete choice experiment

WHO Bulletin

Margaret E Kruk, Jennifer C Johnson, Mawuli Gyakobo, Peter Agyei-Baffour, Kwesi Asabir, S Rani Kotha, Janet Kwansah, Emmanuel Nakua, Rachel C Snow, Mawuli Dzodzomenyo

Publication details

Number of pages: 9
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English


This study was conducted in Ghana using Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) among all the fourth year medical students to determine how various job attributes and incentive packages influence their job preferences for hypothetical rural and remote area posting.

The results of the study shows that work place attributes like improved equipments and infrastructure, free and better housing for doctors along with an increase in the starting salaries were the major attributes, which could attract doctors to the rural and remote areas.

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