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Indicator Metadata

NameAverage Gross Clinical Payment per Physician
Short/Other Names

Not applicable

DescriptionThis indicator calculates the average gross clinical payment per physician per province.
InterpretationThis indicator provides contextual information on the average gross clinical payments for physicians in Canada.
HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Geographic Coverage

All provinces

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

Province/Territory

Indicator Results

https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC3268&lang=en

Identifying Information
NameAverage Gross Clinical Payment per Physician
Short/Other Names

Not applicable

Indicator Description and Calculation
DescriptionThis indicator calculates the average gross clinical payment per physician per province.
Calculation: DescriptionTotal gross clinical payments divided by number of physicians
Calculation: Geographic Assignment

Place of service

Calculation: Type of Measurement

Average or mean

Calculation: Adjustment Applied

None

Calculation: Method of Adjustment

Not applicable

Denominator

Description:
Number of physicians, excluding radiology and laboratory specialists

Numerator

Description:
Gross payment amount from a jurisdiction's medical care plan, excluding radiology and laboratory specialists

Background, Interpretation and Benchmarks
Rationale

Canadians want to know how much physicians are paid on average. The indicator can be used for budgeting and costing calculations.

Interpretation

This indicator provides contextual information on the average gross clinical payments for physicians in Canada.

HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Targets/Benchmarks

Not applicable

References

Not applicable

Availability of Data Sources and Results
Data Sources

NPDB

Available Data Years

Type of Year:
Fiscal
First Available Year:
2010
Last Available Year:
2015

Geographic Coverage

All provinces

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

Province/Territory

Result Updates
Update Frequency

Every year

Indicator Results

Web Tool:
CIHI's eStore: National Physician Database, 2014–2015 Data Release
URL: https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC3268&lang=en

Updates

Not applicable

Quality Statement
Caveats and Limitations

Due to the greater proportion of short-term, visiting and locum physicians and their lower associated payments in certain smaller jurisdictions relative to larger ones, in an attempt to improve comparability, CIHI has agreed to calculate the average payment per physician using only permanent in-province physicians in P.E.I. and physicians whose total gross payments are at least $60,000 in Yukon.

Imaging and laboratory specialists are not included.

Data for Newfoundland and Labrador is not finalized and should be considered preliminary.

Trending Issues

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Comments

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