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Table 2 The first-ranked reason that could motivate doctors to return to Libya (n = 74).

From: The Libyan doctors' brain drain: an exploratory study

Reason Number Percent
Reform of the Libyan health services 43 58
Improvement in the prospects for research in the country 6 8
Social reasons 17 23
Other reasons: 8 11
   • Overall improvement in the country's government system and infrastructure and more political freedom and transparency 7 10
   • Changes in the circumstances in the destination country 1 1
  1. Data from survey of expatriate Libyan physicians, 2008, conducted by Benamer, Bredan and Bakoush.