2019 年 89 巻 4 号 p. 89-96
Working hours and workloads have not improved among hospital physicians. In addition to patient care, hospital physicians are expected to perform education, research, and administrative tasks. To improve these conditions, it is important to understand the reasonable allocation of tasks for each physician. We distributed a checklist designed to self-assess the workload of each duty to 201 hospital physicians. One hundred and eighty-six physicians responded (83.6%). More than half of all the physicians who responded indicated that their direct patient care workload was moderate. However, many younger physicians thought that their indirect patient care workload was heavy. More than half of the physicians in their twenties, along with 70% in their thirties and 80% in their forties, responded that their research workload was light. More than 60% of all the physicians responded that their indirect patient care workload needed to be adjusted. Many of the physicians thought that they should manage their self-development and research workloads, and the hospital should be responsible for easing their patient care and administrative workloads. Hospital physicians' perceptions of the workload of each duty differed by age. Each physician's request should be reflected in the discussion of the improvement of working conditions.