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Table 1 Activity standard of physicians in PHC centers and 12-month workload

From: Workload assessment of medical doctors at primary health care centers in the Duhok governorate

Physician activity Time unit per patient (minutes) Number of patients
ANC (first visit) 15 12 620
ANC (2nd plus visit) 5 25 029
FP (first visit) 20 2063
FP (2nd plus visit) 10 3078
Breast cancer screening 10 2243
Postnatal care 10 8203
Mild/moderate malnutrition 10 396
Screening for hypertension and diabetes mellitus 15 38 678
Notification for communicable diseases 15 154
Management and referral of cases 10 1 657 792
  1. ANC antenatal care, FP family planning