How much time does a patient spend waiting for a doctor?

A Visit with the Doc



The Waiting Begins data is from a report by Merit Hawkins & Associates: 2009 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times

Ready Yet data is from a report by Vitals described in the April 13, 2013 edition of the Wall Street Journal article The Doctor Won’t See You Now and in the April 16, 2013 article Physician wait times up, expected to keep increasing

In the Exam Room data is from Table 27: Time spent with physician of the CDC’s 2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

Look Who’s Talking data is from Physician-Patient Communication: By the Numbers based on conversational data from Verilogue

Prepare for Your Visit suggestions are from The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s list of Gold Guidelines for Doctor’s Visits