11 statistics on the average time physicians spend with patients

Written by Mary Rechtoris | April 07, 2016 | Print  |

"Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2016" found most physicians spend between 13 minutes and 16 minutes with each patient.

Here are 10 more statistics:

Of male physicians, 11 percent spent 25 minutes or more with each patient, compared to 15 percent of female physicians.

Eleven percent of female physicians spent between 21 minutes and 24 minutes with each patient, slightly more than male physicians (9 percent).

Of female physicians, 24 percent spent between 17 minutes and 20 minutes with each patient, compared to 21 percent of male physicians.

Eighteen percent of male physicians spent between 10 minutes and 12 minutes with each patient, compared to 21 percent of female physicians.

Only 4 percent of female physicians and 6 percent of male physicians spent less than nine minutes with each patient.  

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