Fewer hungarian doctors, but more nurses, dentists seek work abroad
The number of Hungarian doctors leaving Hungary to work abroad has dropped, whereas the number of nurses, pharmacists and dentists with similar plans has increased, daily Magyar Hirlap said today. Last year, a total of 1,950 health-sector workers applied for certificates to work abroad, 111 fewer than in 2012, said the paper, citing figures by the health-care public administration office that issues the certificates. The number of applications submitted by specialists dropped by 120, compared with 2012, the paper said. The largest number of applications was submitted by general practitioners, said the paper. Among specialists, 68 internists, 56 anesthesiologists, 48 surgeons, 35 pediatricians, 33 gynecologists and 23 cardiologists registered with the office to work abroad.
In a reverse trend, the number of nurses going abroad went up in 2013 to 536 from 518 in 2012 and compared with 314 two years before. Last year, 263 dentists and 77 pharmacists left Hungary, 20 percent more than in 2012, according to the paper. The most popular destination for Hungarian health-care workers was Germany last year, taking over the lead from Britain, the paper said.