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Table 9 Actual compared to ideal staffing level for each participating health centre

From: Describing and analysing primary health care system support for chronic illness care in Indigenous communities in Australia's Northern Territory – use of the Chronic Care Model

   actual ideal Actual as a % of ideal actual ideal Actual as a % of ideal actual ideal Actual as a % of ideal
Community population AHWs Nurses Doctors
A 350 2 4.7 43% 1 1.8 56% 0.1 0.9 11%
B 850 1 4.3 23% 3 2.8 107% 0.6 1.1 55%
C 864 2 4.3 47% 2 2.9 69% 0.2 1.1 18%
D 1,500 6 6.0 100% 2 3.3 61% 2 § 1.5 133%
E 480 4 4.8 83% 2 2.4 83% 0.4 0.8 50%
F 180 0 2.4 0% 2 1.2 167% 0 0.5 0%
G -- * 1 -- -- 1 -- -- 2 § -- --
H 1,100 3 5.5 55% 4 3.7 108% 1§ 1.4 71%
I 700 5 7.0 71% 3 3.5 86% 1§ 1.2 83%
J 560 3 5.6 54% 3 2.8 107% 1§ 0.9 111%
K 300 0 4.0 0% 2 1.5 133% 0.7 0.8 88%
L 450 1 4.5 22% 1 2.3 43% 0.5 0.8 63%
Total 7334 27 53.1 51% 25 28.2 89% 7.5 11 68%
  1. * Population is not easily defined.
  2. † Doctor had not visited the community F for the audited 3 month period due to industrial dispute.
  3. ‡ excluding the data from community G.
  4. §health centres with resident doctors.
  5. Numbers in bold denote having both male and female staff.