Croatia - Poor pay leads to brain drain - October 31, 2017

An article on Equaltimes reveals that there is a serious threat of a brain drain, notably in the care and medical sectors. Doctor are waiting for the ‘right moment’ to leave the country in search of better pay and working conditions. Since the country joined the EU in 2013, the National Medical Council has received more than 1300 requests for certificates to work abroad. At least 550 doctors have left the country, many fed up with dead-end jobs, forced overtime and abusive patients. Among junior doctors who decide to leave, many do so before starting the specialty training, leaving behind an ageing sector in dire straits.

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