The Analysis of Push Factors in Case of Physicians Migration from Romania

  • Simona-Andreea Apostu Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Institute of National Economy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Valentina Vasile Institute of National Economy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Ruxandra Chivu Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: Physicians migration, Brain drain, Push factors, Principal Components Analysis, Cluster analysis, Romania

Abstract

Romania is facing the phenomenon of migration, including brain drain, registering losses regarding the specialized human capital. A very significant loss of specialists is present in the health sector, this loss being reflected in the population health, but also in the efficiency of the health system. Therefore, the push factors in case of physicians migration must be known and analyzed, in order to take measures to reduce this phenomenon. In this sense, indicators refering to the economic situation of the destination countries in case of physicians from Romania and the number of Current Professional Certificates were analyzed, assuming that it reflects the number of physicians who intend to migrate from Romania. The data source is represented by Eurostat and the Romanian College of Physicians, and the analysis was performed using SAS software.

Author Biographies

Simona-Andreea Apostu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Institute of National Economy, Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Institute of National Economy, Bucharest, Romania

Valentina Vasile, Institute of National Economy, Bucharest, Romania

Institute of National Economy, Bucharest, Romania

Ruxandra Chivu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

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Published
2020-12-17
How to Cite
Apostu, S.-A., Vasile, V., & Chivu, R. (2020). The Analysis of Push Factors in Case of Physicians Migration from Romania. LUMEN Proceedings, 14, 467-482. https://doi.org/10.18662/lumproc/ibmage2020/34