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Better working environments could boost recruitment to anaesthesia, says study

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3719 (Published 04 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3719
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. BMJ Careers

More supportive working and learning environments for anaesthesia trainees would help tackle problems of low recruitment and high attrition in the specialty, researchers have said.

Researchers from Aberdeen University looked at the factors influencing the trainees’ decisions about their careers. They also found concerns about the impact of service demands on training quality.

The researchers said that, although many acute hospital specialties were experiencing low recruitment and high attrition of trainees, there had been little research exploring why anaesthesia may or may not be an attractive medical career option in the …

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