Young GPs do same hours as septuagenarians

The data, analysed by the University of Sydney’s Family Medicine Research Centre, differs from data in a recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, which found clinicians aged 20–34 years worked the highest number of hours a week (50 for men, 45 for women).

The BEACH data showed GPs under 35 averaged just 33.4 hours a week, only marginally more than those over 75 years of age (33.3 hours), while those between 55 and 64 years averaged 40.6 hours.

Associate Professor Helena Britt said while the figures for Gen Y were skewed