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Health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care, per 100,000 population, by type of provider, health region and province/territory
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Calculation: Description
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Calculated by dividing the number of health care providers working in direct care in each health region or province/territory by population estimates and multiplying by 100,000

(Number of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care by health region or province/territory ÷ Population estimate) × 100,000

Unit of Analysis: Service provider per 100,000 population

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Place of service

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Rate - Rate per 100,000

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None

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Calculation: Method of Adjustment
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Not applicable

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Total population in a Canadian province/territory or in a health region
Inclusions:
Provincial/territorial or regional population estimates from Statistics Canada

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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 provider.

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 Canadian province or territory.


Additional exclusion criteria vary by type of provider.

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NPDB, HWDB

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First Available Year:
2008
Last Available Year:
Ongoing 2017

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All provinces/territories

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National, Province/Territory, Region

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Caveats and Limitations
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CIHI uses the unit of analysis “per "per 100,000 population," which is different from the WHO’s “density WHO's "density per 1,000 population." Caution should be used when comparing results across countries.

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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Population estimates may change over time.

Vary by type of provider

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

“Available data year” can refer to data year (for nurses) or to reporting year (for occupational therapists, physiotherapists and pharmacists).

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