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Correction to: a comparison of physician emigration from Africa to the United States of America between 2005 and 2015

  • Robbert J. Duvivier1, 2Email author,
  • Vanessa C. Burch3 and
  • John R. Boulet1
Human Resources for Health201715:76

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-017-0251-y

Received: 2 October 2017

Accepted: 16 October 2017

Published: 24 October 2017

The original article was published in Human Resources for Health 2017 15:41

Correction

Table 2 in the published version of this article [1] is incorrect and contains some typographical errors. The table is shown as it should be below.
Table 2

African-educated IMGs in the US physician workforce by country of citizenship at entry to medical school

 

2005

2015

 
 

Number

% of total

Number

% of total

% change

EGYPT

3655

34.27

4189

30.92

+14.61

NIGERIA a

2203

20.66

3232

23.85

+46.71

SOUTH AFRICA

1633

15.31

1485

10.96

−9.06

GHANA

547

5.13

730

5.39

+33.46

ETHIOPIA

355

3.33

666

4.92

+87.61

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

313

2.94

537

3.96

+71.57

JORDAN

220

2.06

201

1.48

−8.64

SUDAN

218

2.04

410

3.03

+88.07

UNITED KINGDOM

180

1.69

208

1.54

+15.56

KENYA

151

1.42

206

1.52

+36.42

INDIA

140

1.31

184

1.36

+31.43

ZIMBABWE

113

1.06

122

0.9

+7.96

UGANDA

90

0.84

114

0.84

+26.67

LIBYA

78

0.73

278

2.05

+256.41

ALGERIA

77

0.72

100

0.74

+29.87

PAKISTAN

60

0.56

71

0.52

+18.33

MOROCCO

59

0.55

96

0.71

+62.71

CAMEROON

52

0.49

105

0.77

+101.92

SYRIA

52

0.49

72

0.53

+38.46

LEBANON

48

0.45

45

0.33

−6.25

Other sub-Saharan

173

1.62

200

1.48

+15.61

Other African (non sub-Saharan)

59

0.55

64

0.47

+8.47

Other (non-African)

188

1.76

234

1.73

+24.47

Total sub-Saharana

5535

51.90

7270

53.66

+31.35

Total African (non sub-Saharan)

3928

36.83

4727

34.88

+20.34

Total other (non-African)

1201

11.26

1552

11.45

+29.23

anations in bold are considered Sub-Saharan Africa total numbers for Table 2 differ from Table 1 because of missing citizenship information <0.05% of the physicians did not have citizenship information coded in the ECFMG database

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), Philadelphia, United States of America
(2)
Medical Education Unit, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
(3)
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Reference

  1. Robbert JD, Burch VC, Boulet JR. A comparison of physician emigration from Africa to the United States of America between 2005 and 2015. Hum Resour Health. 2017;15:41. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-017-0217-0.View ArticleGoogle Scholar

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