Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Results of a national survey in the field of primary care]

HIRDI Henriett Éva1,2, KÁLMÁNNÉ Simon Mária3,4, BALOGH Zoltán5,2

AUGUST 31, 2021

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2021;34(4)

[To identify recent national trends in the employment and earnings of nursing personnel in primary healthcare and determine whether salaries and wage growth are associated with changes in the employment. The cross-sectional survey was conducted between 17 May 2021 and 17 June 2021 among nurses working in general, child and family practices, and dental practices selected using a random, sampling method (N=2007). The data gathering took place using a web-based, anonymous, self-completion questionnaire. The authors analysed the gathered data with Microsoft Excel 2007 and SPSS 22.0 software, employing descriptive statistical methods. Participants are highly experienced, with 80% reporting more than 16 years of experience. 7.9% of nurses are educated at or above the baccalaureate level. The majority (89.5%) work full-time as employees of their organizations (95.4%). The GP’s territorial care obligation disparities in nurses salaries documented here should spark healthcare policymakers to conduct pay equity assessments of employees’ salaries to identify and ameliorate pay inequality. The study findings also indicate that tailoring salaries to qualification for the individual nurses may aid in recruiting and retaining nurses in practice. ]

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  1. Magyar Egészségügyi Szakdolgozói Kamara (MESZK) Országos Szervezete
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar, Ápolástan Tanszék, Budapest
  3. Magyar Egészségügyi Szakdolgozói Kamara (MESZK) Budapesti Területi Szervezete
  4. Talomed Egészségügyi Szolgáltató Kft., Budapest
  5. Magyar Egészségügyi Szakdolgozói Kamara (MESZK) Országos Szervezete

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