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The 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.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Total hours NNN ".
Data Type String
Format NNN
Maximum character length 3
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Supplementary Values 999 Not stated/inadequately described


Guide for use:
This metadata item relates to each position (job) held by a medical practitioner, not the aggregate of hours worked for all jobs.


Health labour force

It 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.


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Input in Derivations 0
Output in Derivations 0
Inclusion in Data Set Specifications 2
Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0