International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Impacts of New Recruited doctors refrain from Working in Rural Remote Areas at Jordan Southern Badia Region.
Dr. Hasan Salih Suliman Al-Qudah

Background: An imbalance exists between offered medical services and needed health care for the people in southern Badia rural areas region of Jordan. Many studies have found non-availability, of health care providers as major contributors to the poor health indicators of the rural areas. Methods and Results: An endeavor to attend the issue has been made through a cross-sectional survey of Medical Officers working in different health facilities of Maan Directorate. The study found that doctors need to have more training courses and access to work at rural setup nor they are given proper facilities and service structure to work there. They perceive to face disadvantages affecting their martial, social, professional and family life, if they join in rural areas. Recommendations: This study recommends strengthening of Community Oriented Medical Education for motivating doctors towards participation in rural health services. Doctors working in rural health facilities might be given financial and professional incentives and a conducing environment to retain them.

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