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Primary care doctors would need more than 24 hours per day to provide recommended care

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Primary care doctors would need more than 24 hours per day to provide recommended care

Docs need more time...

In this Medical Xpress article you'll learn about:
  • It would take a primary care physician 26.7 hours per day to see an average number of patients. That breaks down to 14.1 hours for preventive care, 7.2 hours for chronic disease care, and 2.6 hours for documentation.

  • Team-based care reduced the time needed to deliver care to 9.3 hours/day. The new study went one step further and included all types of care a physician provides.

  • It also used real patient data from an annual national survey to calculate its results. Overall, the researchers determined that 65% of primary care services could be handled by others.

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