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Table 3 Hours per week on different patient-related office work, additional positions in the community and on other professional activities (n = 1876)

From: Workload in Norwegian general practice 2018 – an observational study

  Hours per week Mean proportion of total regular working hours
  Percentiles %
  10 25 50 75 90   
Total patient-related office work (n = 1876) 25.8 32.1 38.4 45.1 51.6   79.7
Face-to-face consultations        
 Face-to-face consultations at the office 16.5 20.5 24.8 28.8 32.8   51.0
 Clinical meetings 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 2.8   2.0
 Home visits 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0   1.1
Other patient related work
 Medical records without patient present 2.8 4.3 6.5 9.5 12.8   14.7
 Certificates and declaration 0.0 0.5 1.5 2.8 4.3   3.9
 Phone/e-mail patient/next of kin 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.4 3.5   3.7
 Phone/e-mail others 0.3 0.8 1.1 1.8 2.6   2.7
 E-consultations 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3   0.6
Additional community position (n = 828) 2.5 3.5 5.5 7.5 10.5   13.0
Other professional activities (n = 411) 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 15.6   8.5
Administration of office practice (n = 1876) 0.0 0.8 2.0 3.8 6.5   5.0
Total regular working hours (n = 1876) 35.8 41.6 48.0 55.4 63.3   100.0