Table 2.

Proportion of GPs and FPs reporting specific clinical activities and mean proportion of practice time spent in that clinical activity per region: N = 12 273.

CLINICAL ACTIVITYRURAL NORTHRURAL SOUTHURBAN NORTHURBAN SOUTH
GPS AND FPS REPORTING ACTIVITY, % (RANK)MEAN TIME SPENT PER ACTIVITY, %GPS AND FPS REPORTING ACTIVITY, % (RANK)MEAN TIME SPENT PER ACTIVITY, %GPS AND FPS REPORTING ACTIVITY, % (RANK)MEAN TIME SPENT PER ACTIVITY, %GP AND FPS REPORTING ACTIVITY, % (RANK)MEAN TIME SPENT PER ACTIVITY, %
General or family practice85.3 (1)66.677.5 (1)74.667.1 (1)75.556.8 (1)83.4
Emergency medicine57.5 (2)33.440.1 (2)38.925.6 (2)61.513.3 (3)64.1
Hospitalist medicine21.2 (3)22.613.0 (3)14.210.3 (4)33.45.8 (5)46.4
Teaching13.7 (4)8.27.3 (8)6.814.4 (3)9.36.5 (4)12.6
Obstetrics with labour and delivery13.0 (5)14.46.8 (10)13.14.9 (8)14.72.7 (*)16.7
Long-term care11.0 (6)14.612.8 (4)16.44.3 (10)25.54.4 (7)27.5
Anesthesia7.2 (7)41.48.8 (6)43.84.5 (*)60.51.2 (*)69.2
Administrative medicine6.9 (8)10.55.6 (*)12.26.7 (7)26.04.5 (6)34.0
Coroner6.5 (9)10.04.0 (*)14.42.7 (*)11.01.0 (*)18.3
Housecalls5.5 (10)3.07.5 (7)6.42.4 (*)4.33.0 (*)7.2
Surgical assist5.1 (*)20.56.6 (9)15.27.2 (6)27.33.8 (9)41.4
General or family practice without hospital privileges4.5 (*)82.99.9 (5)83.18.3 (5)87.622.8 (2)88.0
Palliative care3.4 (*)4.25.4 (*)8.64.5 (9)26.83.4 (10)42.1
Walk-in clinic or episodic care2.1 (*)5.52.4 (*)12.64.3 (10)19.84.1 (8)34.4
Psychotherapy0.0 (*)NA1.5 (*)69.21.3 (*)41.33.4 (10)64.4
  • NA—not applicable.

  • * Denotes that the ranking was not in the top 10 most commonly reported clinical activities by physicians in that location.