15 Statistics on Patient Visits for Key Surgery Center Specialists
Here are 15 statistics on patient visits for top surgery center specialties based on the Medscape Physician Compensation Report: 2012.
• 23 percent of gastroenterologists spend 30 to 40 hours per week seeing patients. Only 14 percent said they spend less than 30 hours per week with patients whole 28 percent said they spent 41 to 50 hours seeing patients per week.
• 24 percent of gastroenterologists have 50 to 75 patient visits per week, which is about the same as last year. 21 percent reported having more than 100 visits per week.
• 27 percent of gastroenterologists spend 17 to 20 minutes with each patient, with only 15 percent spending 25 or more minutes with each patient. Around 39 percent spend nine to 16 minutes with each patient.
• Around 25 percent of general surgeons spend 30 to 40 hours seeing patients per week while another 25 percent report spending 41 to 50 hours seeing patients per week. About 10 percent more general surgeons than last year reported seeing patients for less than 30 hours per week.
• Around 33 percent of general surgeons report having 25 to 49 patient visits per week, while another 33 percent have around 50 to 75 patient encounters weekly.
• 29 percent of general surgeons reported spending 13 to 16 minutes with each patient on average, while another 22 percent reported spending 17 to 20 minutes with each patient. Only 6 percent reported spending less than nine minutes per patient.
• 39 percent of ophthalmologists report spending 30 to 40 hours seeing patients per week, which is slightly less than last year. Around 16 percent report spending less than 30 hours per week with patients.
• Ophthalmologists reported among the highest patient volumes, with 21 percent having 100 to 134 patient visits per week. However that was a slightly lower percentage than last year. The number of ophthalmologists seeing more than 125 patients per week — 30 percent — was also down from last year.
• 36 percent of ophthalmologists spend nine to 12 minutes with each patient, while 27 percent spend 13 to 16 minutes per patient. Around 15 percent of surgeons report spending less than nine minutes per patient.
• More than 25 percent of orthopedic surgeons report spending 30 to 40 hours with patients per week and another 27 percent spend 41 to 50 hours with patients per week. Fewer orthopedic surgeons reported spending more than 60 hours per week with patients than last year.
• 22 percent of orthopedic surgeons reported having 50 to 75 patient visits per week while another 21 percent reported 76 to 99 patient visits per week. About 12 percent have fewer than 25 visits, which is higher than last year.
• Around 32 percent of orthopedists spent nine to 12 minutes with each patient, which is less than last year. Another 30 percent reported spending 13 to 16 minutes with each patient.
• Around 25 percent of urologists spend 30 to 40 hours per week seeing patients, with another 36 percent reporting 41 to 50 hours per week.
• 26 percent of urologists report seeing 76 to 99 patients per week, with around 13 percent seeing more than 124 patients.
• 37 percent of urologists report spending 13 to 16 minutes with each patient, which is about the same as last year. Another 27 percent reported spending nine to 12 minutes per patient.
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