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Register of physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists (RLZF)

PURPOSE OF DETECTION OF REQUESTED DATA

The purpose of detection of the requested data is to record data on the age and gender structure, branches of activity and qualification structure of physicians, dentists and pharmacists and on the kind and ownership type of the health establishments where they work, without regard to the supervising sectors of health, defence, interior, justice or labour and social affairs.

Register of physicians, dentists and pharmacists is a file of persons who graduated in medical. Pharmaceutical or social health faculties in the Czech Republic or abroad. The basic condition for inclusion of a physician, dentist or pharmacist into the file as of 31. 12. is that they either have an employment contract with a (state or non-state) health establishment, or that they are founders of a health establishment. The employment contract may be concluded for a definite or indefinite period, or the physician, dentist or pharmacist may be the owner, companion or tenant of a health establishment.       

RLZF is updated once a year, always as of 31. 12. every year. The updated subjects are changes that may occur for the physician, dentist or pharmacist during that year, e.g. issue of a specialisation index, passing an attestation, termination or start of an employment contract, change of the payroll status or of the contract.

Data from RLZF are transmitted to Czech Statistical Office for the Statistical Yearbook of the Czech Republic, to Ministry of Health, to the Institute for Postgraduate education in Health Care, to individual professional groups of Czech Medical Association of J. E Purkyně. .

Aggregated data are transmitted to international organisations (numbers of physicians by age and gender, speciality or NUTS II), like e.g. World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (database OECD Health Data).and EU (database of Eurostat).

RANGE OF DATA PROVIDED BY HEALTH ESTABLISHMENTS TO RLZF

Register of physicians, dentists and pharmacists as a component of NHIS is maintained in IHIS CR since 1962.

1. Data on the physician, dentist or pharmacist

  • personal identification number
  • category (physician, dentist or pharmacist)
  • academic title (degree)
  • scientific degree
  • pedagogic title
  • branch of study (faculty)
  • year of graduation
  • speciality index (speciality certificate)
  • year of inclusion into speciality index (year of issue of speciality certificate)
  • attestation (for all concluded)
  • year of obtaining attestation (for all concluded)

2. Workplace

  • employment contract
  • payroll status
  • date of start of employment (month, year)
  • main branch of activity in department
  • contract

STATISTICAL UNIT OF INVESTIGATION

The basic condition for inclusion of a physician, dentist or pharmacist into the file as of 31. 12. is that they either have an employment contract with a (state or non-state) health establishment, or that they are founders of a health establishment, and that they provide health care.