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Table 6 Reasons for migration

From: Physician migration at its roots: a study on the emigration preferences and plans among medical students in Romania

  Do not emigrate Emigrate Man-Whitney U p
  Mean Std. deviation Mean Std. deviation
Higher wage abroad 61.62 ±37.94 82.57 ±22.52 0.000
Better working and living condition abroad 65.84 ±37.28 88.91 ±34.58 0.000
I am disappointed in the healthcare system in Romania 68.24 ±34.35 77.44 ±34.47 0.000
To gain living and working experience abroad 31.5 ±31.42 59.61 ±30.95 0.000
Relationship status 12.94 ±24.12 25.17 ±33.51 0.000
More professional opportunities 46.27 ±35.16 73.08 ±27.02 0.000
Shortage of residency places in my chosen specialty 21.37 ±31.51 35.85 ±35.72 0.000
Lack of working places in my chosen specialty 26.41 ±33.89 54.35 ±37.88 0.000
Total score 3344.22 ±239.33 472.17 ±158.86 0.000
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