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EMPLOYMENT, HEALTH, TOTAL

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Definition:
Total health employment refers to the number of full-time equivalent persons employed (including self-employed) in health services, including 'contracted out' staff and excluding pharmaceutical and medical equipment manufacturing employees.

Administrative staff, private for-profit and non-profit medical benefit insurers are included.

Health professionals working outside health services are excluded (e.g. physicians employed in industry).

Full-time equivalent conversions vary across countries but are taken, unless otherwise noted, to be 35 hours or more per week.

Context:
The following classes of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) Rev. 3 are involved.

8511 - Hospital activities
8512 - Medical and dental practice activities
8519 - Other human health activities
5231 - Retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles
5239 - Other retail sales not elsewhere classified
7512 - Regulation of the activities of agencies that provide health care education, cultural services and other social services excluding social security
7530 - Compulsory social security activities
6603 - Non-life insurance.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2001: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2001, data sources, definitions and methods
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Classification Indicator: Classification

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, March 04, 2003