This study investigated why general practitioners choose to practice in the rural area of Lolland-Falster in Denmark. The study seeks to understand the circumstances of general practitioners’ choice to study in an underserved area, in order to contribute to an understanding of how such choices may be assisted.
Nine in-depth interviews were conducted. The predominantly young informants were all either former or current general practitioners at Lolland-Falster, or general practitioners in training considering practising at Lolland-Falster.
The study finds that general practitioners at Lolland-Falster generally have chosen to practice in the area, as they either have family in the area, or have developed social relations in the area during their medical training. It is further found, that the latter group did not have strong social obligations to any other particular area in advance.
It is concluded, that general practitioners who choose to practice at Lolland-Falster primarily do so, as it corresponds with their personal life, and not because of the present working conditions. It is further concluded, that general practitioners whose personal life corresponds with working at Lolland-Falster primarily seems to be individuals with the aforementioned characteristics. Lastly the study suggests two policies, which potentially can contribute to the recruitment of general practitioners to the underserved area Lolland-Falster.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatForvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||4 dec. 2017|
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