We Have to Recognize Doctors’ Time Is a Limited Resource

There are only 24 hours in the day, and even less in a physician’s workday. What are the solutions to caring for those who care for the masses?

from Becker’s Hospital Review

There are about one million doctors in the U.S. today. There are 24 hours in a day, I’ve been told. The average physician works for close to nine of those hours. So there are nine million hours available in a day to provide medical care to America’s 325 million people. That’s if a physician is not whittling down those nine hours by taking on tasks not directly related to care, like working out insurance paperwork, and the rest.

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