4 statistics on GI workload

Medscape's 2019 gastroenterologist compensation report dives into the hours gastroenterologists spend seeing patients and the amount of time they spend on administrative tasks.

About 20,000 physicians were surveyed.

Four statistics:

1. Hours per week gastroenterologists spend seeing patients:
- Men: 44 hours
- Women: 42 hours

2. Hours per week gastroenterologists spend on paperwork and administration
- Less than five: 5 percent
- Five to nine: 17 percent
- 10 to 19: 47 percent
- 20 or more: 30 percent

3. Hours per week gastroenterologists spend on paperwork and administration
- Men : 14 hours
- Women: 18 hours

4. Percentage of gastroenterologists that use physician assistants and nurse practitioners
- PAs: 35 percent
- NPs: 48 percent
- Neither: 39 percent

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