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Medical practitioner—hours worked (in direct patient care), total NNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHours worked by medical practitioner in direct patient care
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270137
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 10/12/2009
Definition:Help on this termThe number of hours worked in a week by a medical practitioner on service provision to patients including direct contact with patients, providing care, instructions and counselling, and providing other related services such as writing referrals, prescriptions and phone calls.
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Health labour force

Data Element Concept:Medical practitioner—hours worked

Value domain attributes

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
999Not stated/inadequately described
Unit of measure:Help on this termHour (h)

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termTotal hours expressed as 000, 001 etc.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThis metadata item relates to each position (job) held by a medical practitioner, not the aggregate of hours worked for all jobs.
Collection methods:Help on this termThere are inherent problems in asking for information on number of hours usually worked per week in direct patient care, for example, reaching a satisfactory definition and communicating this definition to the respondents in a self-administered survey. Whether hours worked in direct patient care are collected for main job only, or main job and one or more additional jobs, it is important that a total for all jobs is included.
Comments:Help on this termIt is often argued that health professionals contribute a considerable amount of time to voluntary professional work and that this component needs to be identified. This should be considered as an additional item, and kept segregated from data on paid hours worked.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Labour Force Data Working Group

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Supersedes Hours worked by medical practitioner in direct patient care, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.7 KB)

Has been superseded by Registered health professional—hours worked in clinical role, total hours NNN Health, Standard 10/12/2009

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Health labour force NMDS Health, Superseded 10/12/2009

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