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Table 5 Rates of disciplinary actions per 1000 doctors, and actions per 1 million consultations, by type of action and doctor. 2011–2018

From: Medical malpractice in Norway: frequency and distribution of disciplinary actions for medical doctors 2011–2018

  Disciplinary actions per 1000 doctors Consultations Demographics
Warning Loss of prescription rights Licence revoked or restricted Total Consultations per yeara-c Actions per 1 million consultations Number of doctorsd-i Percentage of specialists
Primary care doctors 15,681,763 4.42   49.1
 GPs in general practice 65.0 7.0 26.7 98.7    4724  
 GPs in emergency clinics 49.3 0.0 13.6 62.9    1175  
 Nursing home doctors 16.9 1.9 7.5 26.3    533  
Secondary care doctors 11,026,425 1.82   
 Junior doctors 2.8 0.2 3.4 6.4    5601 10.9
 Senior consultants 9.6 0.4 7.0 17.0    7312 94.6
Other types of doctors     
 Private specialists 60.3 4.1 26.6 91.0 2,006,196 6.04 978 99.6
 Medical interns 6.2 1.2 2.4 9.8    817  
  1. aAverage number (2016–2018) of consultations by GPs in general practice, GPs in emergency clinics and nursing home doctors (estimated using 4 contacts/bed/year) https://www.ssb.no/helse/statistikker/fastlegetj & https://www.ssb.no/statbank/table/10903/ & https://www.ssb.no/pleie/
  2. bAverage number (2016–2018) of contacts in somatic and psychiatric hospitals. https://statistikk.helsedirektoratet.no/bi/Dashboard/37f4e0dd-61fd-4846-a7c1-d87553ce2c1a?e=false&vo=viewonly & https://www.helsedirektoratet.no/rapporter/aktivitetsdata-for-psykisk-helsevern-for-voksne-og-tverrfaglig-spesialisert-rusbehandling
  3. cAverage number (2016–2018) of contacts for private specialists. https://www.helsedirektoratet.no/rapporter/aktivitetsdata-for-avtalespesialister
  4. dAverage number of GP contacts between 2016 and 2018. Source: https://www.ssb.no/statbank/table/12720/
  5. eFull-time equivalent GPs in emergency primary care centres. Report from National Register 2018, National Centre for Emergency Primary Health Care, Tone Morken, Norway
  6. fAverage number of physicians employed in nursing homes and institutions in 2011 and 2013–2017. From the report “Physicians in primary and secondary care”, 2018, IS-2789, OSLO: Norwegian Directorate of Health
  7. gAverage number of licensed specialists between 2011 and 2018. Source: https://www.ssb.no/statbank/table/03750
  8. hAverage number of working physicians < 70 years, 2011–2018. Source: physician statistics, Norwegian Medical Association: https://legeforeningen.no/Emner/Andre-emner/Legestatistikk/Yrkesaktive-leger-i-Norge/Stillingsgrupper/
  9. iAverage number of medical interns employed between 2013 and 2017. From the report “Physicians in primary and secondary care”, 2018, IS-2789, OSLO: Norwegian Directorate of Health