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Table 5 Multinomial logistic regression analysis of doctors intending to migrate (n = 134). Comparison group was n = 76 doctors intending to remain in Ireland. Unadjusted and adjusted for DEM/GEM

From: The impacts of training pathways and experiences during intern year on doctor emigration from Ireland

 

Leave but return

Leave permanently

  
 

RRR [95% CI]

p

RRR [95% CI]

p

χ2†

p

Unadjusted

 Study pathway—GEM entry (v. DEM)

0.20 [0.11–0.39]

0.00 0

0.31 [0.09–1.06]

0.06 2

0.4

0.50 7

Adjusted for Study pathway

 Sexmale (v. female)

0.86 [0.47–1.60]

0.64 2

1.19 [0.38–3.74]

0.76 1

0.3

0.56 4

 Age

0.88 [0.76–1.01]

0.07 8

0.82 [0.57–1.17]

0.27 2

0.2

0.69 1

 Debt - €10 K+ (v. <€10 K)

1.01 [0.51–1.99]

0.97 7

1.18 [0.33–4.23]

0.80 2

0.1

0.80 6

Specialty (reference GP)

 Medicine

3.01 [1.09–8.34]

0.03 4

0.89 [0.13–6.13]

0.90 4

  

 Surgery

1.85 [0.66–5.22]

0.24 6

1.59 [0.27–9.32]

0.60 5

  

 Other

1.82 [0.60–5.56]

0.29 1

1.20 [0.17–8.60]

0.85 5

  

Experience as an intern

 Overall negative experience

1.16 [1.00–1.34]

0.04 3

1.54 [1.15–2.04]

0.00 3

4.1

0.04 3

 Emotional exhaustion (burnout)

1.08 [0.89–1.32]

0.41 0

1.57 [1.08–2.27]

0.01 7

4.1

0.04 2

 Depersonalization (callousness)

1.23 [1.03–1.46]

0.02 3

1.77 [1.24–2.53]

0.00 2

4.3

0.03 7

Perception of training in Ireland

 Overall positive perception

0.94 [0.73–1.19]

0.58 9

0.50 [0.26–0.94]

0.03 2

3.9

0.04 8

 Overall negative perception

1.16 [1.01–1.34]

0.03 7

1.15 [0.89–1.50]

0.28 4

0.0

0.95 2

 Don't know

0.87 [0.72–1.05]

0.14 4

0.83 [0.58–1.20]

0.51 6

0.1

0.81 6

  1. RRR relative risk ratio, CI confidence interval, GEM Graduate Entry Medicine, DEM Direct Entry Medicine, GP General Practice
  2. The reported chi-square test examines the relationship between the results of the two categories of leavers