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Factors that may influence South African nurses’ decisions to emigrate

M Oosthuizen, V J Ehlers
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 12, No 2 | a246 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v12i2.246 | © 2007 M Oosthuizen, V J Ehlers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 November 2007 | Published: 12 November 2007

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M Oosthuizen, University of South Africa, South Africa
V J Ehlers, University of South Africa, South Africa

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Although no accurate statistics about the number of South African nurses working in other countries are available, the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development estimated that 35 000 South African nurses were working outside South Africa and/or outside the health care system (Horning, 2005:58).

Alhoewel daar nie akkurate statistiek beskikbaar is oor die aantal Suid-Afrikaanse verpleegkundiges wat in ander lande werk nie, beraam die Organisasie vir Samewerking en Ontwikkeling dat 35 000 Suid-Afrikaanse verpleegkundiges buite Suid-Afrika en/of buite die gesondheidsorgsektor werk (Horning, 2005:58).

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