International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Work-Life Balance of Public Hospital Doctors in a Metropolitan City
Fanny Y. F. Young

To investigate the work-life balance condition of public hospital doctors in a metropolitan city, a quantitative questionnaire survey was conducted with 200 doctors working in different specialties in the public sector in a metropolitan city, Hong Kong. On average public hospital doctors had longer work hour with that of the other professions. 57% of the doctors reported a disturbed work-life balance, dramatically reduced productivity and/or work quality, and prolonged fatigue level, sleepiness and extreme tiredness. Flexible working time; 5-day work week and job-share were considered useful to alleviate the situation.

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