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Indicator Metadata

NameHealth Care Providers Employed in Direct Care, by Place of Work and Type of Provider
Short/Other Names

Health Care Provider Distribution by Place of Work

DescriptionThe number of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care, by place of work/employment and type of professional
Interpretation

Descriptive information providing insight on the distribution of health care providers by place of work

Interpretations should be evaluated alongside other relevant data (e.g., population need, models of care, mix of health care providers in the setting).

HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Geographic Coverage

All provinces/territories

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

National, Province/Territory, Region, Provider

Indicator Results

https://www.cihi.ca/en/health-workforce

Identifying Information
NameHealth Care Providers Employed in Direct Care, by Place of Work and Type of Provider
Short/Other Names

Health Care Provider Distribution by Place of Work

Indicator Description and Calculation
DescriptionThe number of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care, by place of work/employment and type of professional
Calculation: Description

Number of health care providers by place of work

Unit of Analysis: Service provider

Calculation: Geographic Assignment

Place of service

Calculation: Type of Measurement

Number - Number; number of health care providers by place of work

Calculation: Adjustment Applied

None

Calculation: Method of Adjustment

Not applicable

Denominator

Description:
Places of work (hospital, nursing home/long-term care facility, community, other)
Inclusions:

  • All places of work as defined by each health care provider
    Exclusions:
  • Some places of work may not be included if employment of health care providers is not in direct care.
Numerator

Description:
Number of registered health care providers employed in 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:

  • Inactive registrants or health care providers who did not register in a province or territory
  • Health care providers who were not employed in the profession or unemployed

Additional exclusion criteria vary by type of professional.

Background, Interpretation and Benchmarks
Rationale

Based on World Health Organization (WHO) National Health Workforce Accounts indicator 1-11: Percentage of Active Health Workers Employed by Facility Type, by Cadre, this indicator can help monitor the deployment of health personnel, examine retirement levels and plan for future needs.

Interpretation

Descriptive information providing insight on the distribution of health care providers by place of work

Interpretations should be evaluated alongside other relevant data (e.g., population need, models of care, mix of health care providers in the setting).

HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Targets/Benchmarks

WHO: Percentage of active health workers employed by facility type, by cadre

References

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

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

Availability of Data Sources and Results
Data Sources

HWDB

Available Data Years

Type of Year:

First Available Year:

Last Available Year:
Ongoing

Geographic Coverage

All provinces/territories

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

National, Province/Territory, Region, Provider

Result Updates
Update Frequency

Varies by type of professional

Indicator Results

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

Updates

Not applicable

Quality Statement
Caveats and Limitations

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 professional.

Trending Issues

Vary by type of professional

Definitions for places of work may change over time and impact comparability.

Comments

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