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|Title:||Physician labour supply in Canada [electronic resource]|
|Authors:||Crossley, Thomas F.|
Hurley, Jeremiah E.
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
|Keywords:||Physicians;supply & distribution;Physicians, Women;supply & distribution;Physicians, Family;manpower;Family Practice;manpower;Cohort Studies;Health Surveys;Health Services Needs and Demand|
|Publisher:||McMaster University, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis|
|Series/Report no.:||CHEPA working paper series 06-04|
|Abstract:||This paper employs cohort analysis to examine the relative importance of different factors in explaining changes in the number of hours spent in direct patient care by Canadian general/ family practitioners (GP/FPs) over the period 1982 to 2002. Cohorts are defined by year of graduation from medical school. The results for male GP/FPs indicate that: there is little age effect on hours of direct patient care, especially among physicians aged 35 to 55; there is no strong cohort effect on hours of direct patient care; but there is a secular decline in hours of direct patient care over the period. The results for female GP/FPs indicate that: female physicians on average work fewer hours than male physicians; there is a clear age effect on hours of direct patient care; there is no strong cohort effect; there has been little secular change in average hours of direct patient care. The changing behaviour of male GP/FPs accounted for a greater proportion of the overall decline in hours of direct patient care from the 80's through the mid 90's than did the growing proportion of female GP/FPs in the physician stock.|
|Description:||Thomas F. Crossley, Jeremiah Hurley, Sung-Hee Jeon.|
Title from title page of source document (viewed Nov. 29, 2006).
Includes bibliographical references.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
|Appears in Collections:||CHEPA Working Paper Series|
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