European Journal of Economic and Business (ISSN - 2456-3900)

Exploring the Factors that affect Retention of Medical Doctors: A Case Study of Jane Furse Hospital, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Rotimi Baba Tunde Ayobami, Malcolm Wallis, Anis Mahomed Karodia


One of the fundamental problems facing the South African public healthcare sector is motivation and retention of the healthcare
practitioners. Medical doctors in particular, tend to leave the public sector for the private sector, rural settlements for the urban
settlements, the Republic of South Africa for other countries or entirely leaving the healthcare industry. This study seeks to
identify the factors that contribute to retention of doctors in Jane Furse Hospital Limpopo, South Africa and suggests strategies
that are important in retaining medical doctors in Jane Furse Hospital.


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