Table 6.

International comparison of nephrologist work hours

CountryWeekly Work Hours
Full-time Australian nephrologists exceeding 50 h/wk (%)35
United Kingdom56
United Kingdom nephrologists exceeding 48 h/wk (%)41b
United States57.6c
  • a Full-time workers (defined as working ≥35 h/wk). Part-time workers excluded.

  • b Data from 27 English and Welsh units participating in the United Kingdom Renal Registry during a 5-year period from 2002.

  • c Ad hoc Committee on Nephrology Manpower Needs 1997. Executive Summary.

  • d Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.