Amount of time U.S. primary care physicians spent with each patient as of 2018

Time U.S. physicians spent with each patient 2018 This statistic depicts the amount of time U.S. physicians spent with each patient, as of 2018. As of that year, five percent of U.S. physicians stated that they spend less than nine minutes with each of their patients. Most of the surveyed physicians - over 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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Time spent with each patientPercentage of physicians
Less than 9 minutes5%
9-12 minutes22%
13-16 minutes29%
17-24 minutes33%
25 or more minutes11%
Time spent with each patientPercentage of physicians
Less than 9 minutes5%
9-12 minutes22%
13-16 minutes29%
17-24 minutes33%
25 or more minutes11%
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This statistic depicts the amount of time U.S. physicians spent with each patient, as of 2018. As of that year, five percent of U.S. physicians stated that they spend less than nine minutes with each of their patients. Most of the surveyed physicians - over 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 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
November 21, 2017 to February 21, 2018
Number of respondents
20,329 physicians from 29 specialty areas
Method of interview
Online survey
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