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Table 5 Geographical direction of health worker transfers versus initiation of transfer (n = 44)

From: Health worker transfer processes within the public health sector in Ghana: a study of three districts in the Eastern Region

Direction of transfer Transfer initiated by Total
District Health Administration Health worker Regional Health Administration
Transfer from rural areas 17 (73.9) 6 (26.1) 0 23 (52.3)
 From rural to rural 10 2 0 12 (27.3)
 From rural to urban 7 4 0 11 (25.0)
Transfer from urban areas 12 (57.1) 6 (28.6) 3 (14.3) 21 (47.8)
 From urban to urban 7 4 2 13 (29.5)
 From urban to rural 5 2 1 8 (18.2)
Total 29 (65.9) 12 (27.3) 3 (6.8) 44 (100)