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Table 4 Different income units (per year, per patient and per working hour) for 2000 (income data in pppUS$, sorted by income on annual basis)

From: Income development of General Practitioners in eight European countries from 1975 to 2005

Country Annual income 2000 Number of patients per GP1) Income per patient Working hours2) Income per hour GP-density
Germany 96,325 937 102.75 60 31.03 1.1
Denmark 85,362 1311 65.11 43 38.53 0.9
UK 80,580 1600 50.37 58 26.72 0.6
Netherlands 65,842 2529 26.03 44 28.78 0.5
Sweden 54,124 1898 28.52 38 27.18 0.5
France 53,889 622 81.40 56 18.44 1.6
Finland 47,213 1384 34.11 38 23.89 0.7
Belgium 25,602 860 29.77 40 12.31 2.1
  1. 1) For Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands, the number of patients per GP is based on the figures for a full-time GP as used in this study; for the other countries, the figures are derived from the OECD health data files 2006.
  2. 2) Working hours per week. For Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK the figures are based on data collected in this study. For the UK, the figure includes being on-call [26]. For Finland and Sweden, the figures are based on the rather old study of Boerma (data collection in 1993) [27].
  3. 3) The remuneration of GPs in the Netherlands is a combination of a capitation fee for the publicly insured patients (about 2/3 of the annual revenues) and a fee-for-service for the privately insured patients (about 1/3 of the total revenues). Since the share of fee-for-service is substantial, we characterized the Netherlands as a fee-for-service country.