Young GPs work same hours as septuagenarians

The data, analysed by the University of Sydney’s Family Medicine Research Centre, differs from 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 a week.

Associate Professor Helena Britt said while the figures for