Amount of time U.S. primary care physicians spent with each patient as of 2017

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Time spent with each patientPercentage of physicians
Less than 9 minutes6%
9-12 minutes21%
13-16 minutes29%
17-24 minutes30%
25 or more minutes11%

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This statistic depicts the amount of time U.S. physicians spent with each patient, as of 2017. As of that year, six percent of U.S. physicians stated that they spend less than nine minutes with each of their patients. Most of the surveyed physicians - around 60 percent - stated that they spend between 13 and 24 minutes with each patient. More than half of the physicians said that they spend around 30-45 hours per week seeing patients.
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Release date
April 2017
United States
Survey time period
December 20, 2016 to March 7, 2017
Number of respondents
19,270 physicians from 27 specialty areas
Method of interview
Online survey

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