|Author(s):||H. H. Dib*1, X. Qiang2, Q. Liu3, S. Wei4, L. Li5|
|Affiliation(s):||1Health Care Management, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, 2Psychiatry hospital, An Ding Hospital affiliated with
Capital Medical University, Beijing, 3Statistics department, School of Public Health, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, 4Thoracic Surgery, First Hospital of Tsinghua University, 5Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing Friendship Hospital affiliated with Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
|Keywords:||Migration, health professionals, obstacles, level of education|
Investigate the tendencies and obstacles facing Chinese health professionals in migrating to western countries
A qualitative survey interviewed 540 from different ranks in health professions and education level from three hospitals-Psychiatric Hospital (n=289); General Hospital (n=125), Chinese-Western Combination Hospital (n=126)
1 – Working abroad to enhance professional skills versus level of education, years of experience, and barriers to migrate significant differences were detected (P<0.05 to P<0.0001) (Table 1).
Major obstacles facing Chinese health professionals are of working abroad are language barrier, lack of equity, and international certification. There is a fertile health human resources training market targeting especially nurses, which could boost the increasing number of high quality nurses and absorbed in the western countries through to boost their healthcare systems.