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Table 5 Allocation of working time during the week, with documentation time included in visiting time (n is the sum of the normal working hours the employees were scheduled to work that week in each office)

From: A descriptive retrospective study of time consumption in home care services: how do employees use their working time?

  Municipality A Municipality B
Office Office 1 Office 2 Office 3 Office 4 Office 1 Office 2 Office 3
Scheduled working hours Hours (n = 401.5) Hours (n = 517.25) Hours (n = 414) Hours (n = 402.5) Hours (n = 397.5) Hours (n = 322) Hours (n = 319.5)
Driving time 100.83 (25%) 109.38 (21%) 74.27 (18%) 74.00 (18%) 88.17 (22%) 70.93 (22%) 66.58 (21%)
Visiting time including documentation 218.58 (54%) 430.75 (83%) 267.83 (65%) 246.33 ( 61%) 202.33 (51%) 210.63 (65%) 215.88 (68%)
Time to other tasks 82.08 (20%)   71.90 (17%) 82.17 (20%) 107.00 (27%) 40.43 (13%) 37.03 (12%)
Total 401.49 (100%) 540.13 (104%) 414.00 (100%) 402.50 (100%) 397.50 (100%) 321.99 (100%) 319.49 (100%)