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Table 1 Office visits per doctor per day for general/family physicians and core specialty physician categories in IMSS, ISSSTE and SSA, 2000–2008

From: Projections of specialist physicians in Mexico: a key element in planning human resources for health

Year IMSS ISSSTE SSA
General/family physicians Surgeons Obstetricians Paediatricians Internists General/familyphysicians Surgeons Obstetricians Paediatricians Internists General/family physicians Surgeons Obstetricians Paediatricians Internists
2000 18.7 6.9 8.6 2.1 4.7 13.1 3.5 1.1 2.4 1.7 15.4 1.7 2.7 2.1 2.3
2001 18.6 3.2 3.1 1.2 2.9 17.0 1.3 1.2 2.7 1.7 16.0 1.7 2.8 2.2 3.4
2002 18.6 3.2 3.0 1.2 3.0 16.4 1.3 1.2 2.6 2.2 16.7 1.8 2.8 2.3 3.6
2003 17.9 3.1 2.9 1.0 2.8 18.6 1.0 1.2 2.1 1.9 17.2 1.8 2.8 2.1 3.4
2004 19.0 3.0 2.9 1.1 2.9 16.2 1.0 1.1 2.0 1.8 16.5 1.9 2.7 2.1 2.7
2005 17.9 2.3 4.0 1.0 2.1 15.3 1.4 1.1 2.2 1.5 17.4 2.1 3.0 2.4 3.4
2006 17.7 2.1 2.7 1.0 2.8 15.1 0.9 1.0 2.6 1.4 16.0 2.0 2.8 2.2 3.0
2007 18.7 2.4 2.7 1.0 2.8 15.2 1.0 1.0 2.7 1.4 14.0 1.9 2.6 2.0 2.7
2008 18.9 2.4 2.6 1.0 2.8 15.1 0.9 1.1 2.9 1.4 13.6 2.0 2.7 2.0 2.8
  1. Note: productivity estimates include only general and specialty office visits, based on 252 workdays per year.
  2. Source: Secretaría de Salud-SINAIS. Boletín de Información Estadística, 2000–2008.
  3. SSA Ministry of Health, IMSS Mexican Institute of Social Security, ISSSTE Institute of Services and Social Security for State Workers.