Table 2

Comparison of patient admission workload for different cadres and between the strike year and a period without healthcare workers’ strikes

Patients admitted in the non-strike period (n=44 719)Patients admitted during strike year (December 2016 to November 2017) (n=8284)
Clinician cadreMedian number of
clinicians per cadre (IQR)
Median number of patients per cadre (IQR)Median number of patients per each clinician (IQR)Median number of
clinicians per cadre (IQR)
Median number of patients per cadre (IQR)Median number of patients per each clinician
(IQR)
Clinical officer6 (2–14)47 (11–157)10 (3–24)3 (1–4)3 (0–24)4 (1–10)
CO intern46 (41–86)1328 (995–1579)13 (4–29)15 (9–30)213 (127–416)5 (2–17)
Medical officer5 (2–8)82 (5–501)17 (2–73)1 (1–5)5 (1–20)4 (1–11)
MO intern27 (22–34)1436 (999–1660)40 (9–78)10(7–13)290 (164–466)10 (2–48)
  • CO, clinical officer; IQR, interquatile range; MO, medical officer.