- Canada's Health Care providers, 2007
Canada’s Health Care Providers, 2007 is a reference on the country’s health care workforce. It looks at how the health provider landscape has evolved, examines the complexities of health human resources planning and management in the current environment and provides the latest information on supply trends for various health professions.
Health care workforce
* Size: In 2006, just over 1,000,000 people in Canada worked directly in health occupations; this represented 6% of the total Canadian workforce.Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canada.s Health Care Providers, 2007(Ottawa: CIHI, 2007)]
* Age and sex: Women make up the majority of the health workforce (77% compared to 47% in the general workforce). The health workforce is also slightly older than the general working population, at an average age of 41.9, compared to a Canadian average of 39.6 in 2005.
Health of the workforce
* Health: Those working in health care report levels of good health (96%) similar to the general Canadian workforce (94%). In 2003, 1.1% of health care workers versus 3.8% of the general labour force reported being injured at work.
* Absenteeism: Despite reporting that they are in good health, health care workers have had a higher average number of lost work days when compared to the rest of the working population over the last 20 years. On average in 2006, the typical Canadian health care worker aged 25 to 54 missed almost 12 days of work due to his or her own illness or disability. This compares to an average of seven days of work missed for all employed Canadians.
* Part-time work: In 2005, more members of the health care workforce (24%) than the Canadian labour force (18%) worked part-time. Midwives, dieticians and nutritionists, audiologists, psychologists, RNs and occupational therapists all had a higher proportion of their workforce that worked part-time when compared with all health occupations.
* [http://www.gnb.ca/0051/pub/pdf/3582e-final-web.pdf Government of New Brunswick, Health Human Resources Planning: Gaining Momentum—The New Brunswick Journey] , (Government of New Brunswick, 2005), cited fall 2007
* [http://www.cancer.ca/vgn/images/portal/cit_86751114/10/2/1404842209cw_CSCC_Discussion_Paper_July_2006_v2.pdf Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control, Establishing the Strategic Framework for the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control] (Toronto: CSCC, 2006), cited fall 2007
* [http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=hhr_ddp_e Canadian Institute for Health Information, Health Human Resources Databases Development Project] (Ottawa: CIHI, 2007), cited fall 2007
* [http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/81-595-MIE/81-595-MIE2006041.pdf M. K. Allen et al., Health Human Resources and Education: Outlining Information Needs] (Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2006), cited fall 2007
* [http://www.cihi.ca/cihiweb/en/downloads/NS_SummRep06_ENG.pdf Statistics Canada, Health Canada and Canadian Institute for Health Information, A Summary of Highlights from the 2005 National Survey of Work and Health of Nurses] (Ottawa: CIHI, 2007), cited fall 2007
* [http://www.nationalphysiciansurvey.ca/nps/background/back_ground-e.asp National Physician Survey, A National Collaboration] (2007), cited fall 2007
* [http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=AR_35_E&cw_topic=35/ Canada's Health Care Providers, 2007]
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