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Ratio of Health Care Providers Employed in Direct Care to Supply, by Type of Provider
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Activity Ratio

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Description
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Ratio of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care divided by the number of registered health care providers, by type of provider
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Interpretation
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Measure of access to health care providers. A low or high ratio may be desirable; interpretations should be evaluated alongside other relevant data (e.g., population need, models of care, mix of health care providers).
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HSP Framework Dimension
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Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

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Areas of Need
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Not applicable

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Geographic Coverage
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All provinces/territories

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National, Province/Territory, Region, Provider; may be further aggregated by age, highest level of education, setting of employment, urban/rural/remote, etc.

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Web tool URL: https://www.cihi.ca/en/health-workforce

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Activity Ratio

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Ratio of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care divided by the number of registered health care providers, by type of provider
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Calculated by dividing the number of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care by the total number of active registered health care providers.

Number of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care ÷ Total number of active registered health care providers

Unit of Analysis: Service provider

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Place of service

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Ratio

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None

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Not applicable

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Description:
Total number of health care providers
Inclusions:

  • Active registered health care providers

Exclusions:

  • Inactive registrants or health care providers who did not register in a province or territory.

Additional exclusion criteria vary by type of provider.

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Description:
Number of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care
Inclusions:

  • Active registered health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care.

Additional inclusion criteria vary by type of professional.

Exclusions:

  • Health care providers not employed in the profession.
  • Health care providers employed in education, research and administration.
  • Inactive registrants or health care providers who did not register in a province or territory.

Additional exclusion criteria vary by type of provider.

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Based on World Health Organization (WHO) National Health Workforce Accounts indicator 1-05: Ratio Between Active and Registered Health Workers, by Cadre, this indicator can reveal the potential versus actual workforce providing direct care to support labour force studies.

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Measure of access to health care providers. A low or high ratio may be desirable; interpretations should be evaluated alongside other relevant data (e.g., population need, models of care, mix of health care providers).

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HSP Framework Dimension
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Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

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Areas of Need
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Not applicable

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WHO: Ratio between active and registered health workers, by cadre

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World Health Organization. National Health Workforce Accounts: A Handbook. 2016.

World Health Organization. Global Strategy on Health Resources for Health: Workforce 2030. 2016.

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HWDB

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Ongoing

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Geographic Coverage
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All provinces/territories

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National, Province/Territory, Region, Provider; may be further aggregated by age, highest level of education, setting of employment, urban/rural/remote, etc.

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Varies by type of provider.

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Web Tool:
Health workforce data tables
URL:
Web tool URL: https://www.cihi.ca/en/health-workforce

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Not applicable

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Statistics reported may differ from those reported by other organizations due to differences in data collection and reporting methodologies.

Issues of under- and/or over-coverage may vary by type of provider.

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Trending Issues
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Vary by type of provider

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Comments
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Please note that the available data years, geographic coverage, reporting level/disaggregation and update frequency vary by type of provider.

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