Mer tid för patienten hos läkare i England - En jämförande tidsstudie av svenska och engelska läkares arbetsdag.

Translated title of the contribution: English physicians have more time for their patients. A comparative time study of English and Swedish physicians working day

Johanna Edvardsson, Anja Arnholdt-Olsson, Bengt Jeppsson

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Abstract

Little is known concerning the amount of time doctors spend doing different work tasks. A comparative study between four surgical departments in Sweden and England was performed. The time study shows that doctors in Sweden spent around 37% of working hours on administration and 40% on patient work. The numbers in England were 15% and 66% respectively. From the survey, only performed in Sweden, it appeared that doctors have insufficient time for all their assignments and as a consequence often deprioritize their continuous professional education. Problems within the administrative field have been identified and may be the starting point for task reduction.
Translated title of the contributionEnglish physicians have more time for their patients. A comparative time study of English and Swedish physicians working day
Original languageSwedish
JournalLäkartidningen
Volume111
Early online date2014 Jul 15
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Surgery

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