A day in the life: 24 statistics on how gastroenterologists spend their time

A physician's day is full of demands, from patient care to administrative functions. Here are 24 statistics on how gastroenterologists spend their days, according to the Medscape Gastroenterology Compensation Report 2015.

Hours per week spent seeing patients

•    Less than 30 hours: 5 percent
•    30 to 45 hours: 40 percent
•    46 to 55 hours: 31 percent
•    56 to 65 hours: 14 percent
•    More than 65 hours: 8 percent

Hours per week spent on paperwork and administration (Self-employed)

•    One to four hours: 17 percent
•    Five to nine hours: 23 percent
•    10 to 14 hours: 40 percent
•    15 to 19 hours: 10 percent
•    20 to 24 hours: 5 percent
•    25 or more hours: 4 percent

Hours per week spent on paperwork and administration (Employed)

•    None: 2 percent
•    One to four hours: 14 percent
•    Five to nine hours: 25 percent
•    10 to 14 hours: 37 percent
•    15 to 19 hours: 8 percent
•    20 to 24 hours: 6 percent
•    25 or more hours: 8 percent

'Time spent with each patient

•    Less than nine minutes: 1 percent
•    Nine to 12 minutes: 10 percent
•    13 to 16 minutes: 35 percent
•    17 to 20 minutes: 26 percent
•    21 to 24 minutes: 15 percent
•    25 minutes or more: 13 percent  

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