Table 3.

Clinical activities and mean proportion of practice time spent in that clinical activity per location for GPs and FPs who report spending 50% or more of their overall clinical time in general or family practice: n = 6441.

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, %GP AND FPS REPORTING ACTIVITY, % (RANK)MEAN TIME SPENT PER ACTIVITY, %GPS AND FPS REPORTING ACTIVITY, % (RANK)MEAN TIME SPENT PER ACTIVITY, %
General or family practice100.0 (1)76.8100.0 (1)81.0100.0 (1)88.0100.0 (1)90.8
Emergency medicine53.6 (2)25.735.7 (2)23.612.3 (2)20.46.6 (3)23.4
Hospitalist medicine16.0 (3)14.712.7 (4)−11.68.9 (4)14.24.5 (5)17.7
Teaching11.3 (5)−7.69.0 (5)+6.614.6 (3)8.77.1 (2)+12.2
Obstetrics with labour and delivery12.4 (4)+11.18.5 (6)+11.87.0 (5)+14.34.3 (6)+14.3
Long-term care11.3 (5)+8.714.6 (3)+12.14.0 (8)+13.15.1 (4)+17.0
Anesthesia4.6 (9)−23.95.7 (9)−29.11.7 (*)21.60.3 (*)32.9
Administrative medicine5.2 (8)6.94.9 (10)+10.24.6 (7)14.62.9 (9)−16.4
Coroner6.2 (6)+4.93.8 (*)6.02.6 (*)10.11.1 (*)9.8
Housecalls5.7 (7)+2.39.0 (5)+3.43.0 (10)+4.33.6 (7)+4.3
Surgical assist2.1 (*)4.07.3 (7)+7.26.3 (6)10.63.2 (8)+14.6
General or family practice without hospital privileges0.0 (*)0.00.0 (*)−0.00.0 (*)−0.00.1 (*)−15.0
Palliative care3.6 (10)+3.76.1 (8)+8.83.6 (9)14.02.8 (10)12.7
Walk-in clinic or episodic care0.5 (*)3.02.3 (*)10.14.0 (8)+8.82.5 (*)−15.4
Psychotherapy0.0 (*)0.00.3 (*)27.50.3 (*)2.00.9 (*)−22.0
  • * Denotes that the ranking was not in the top 10 most commonly reported clinical activities by physicians in that location. A + or − symbol denotes an increase or decrease, respectively, in ranking from the full GP and FP population in Table 2.