How Physicians Can Reduce Patient Wait Times

Wait times for an appointment with a physician or specialist are hitting record numbers as newly insured patients seek care. Strategies physician practices are implementing to take on the influx include group treatment options and team approaches to medicine.

2 comments on "How Physicians Can Reduce Patient Wait Times"
Yasser (8/2/2012 at 12:34 AM)

In OPD you need to run the clinics by units not by one or two physicians only , it means that the whole unit on call will cover the OPD starting from interns through GPs to consultants , this needs 3 or 4 clinics for the unit of medicine for one consultant and the same will be applied for all units in all departments, this will cover all patients in the same day without appointment .
tyco brahe (12/2/2010 at 1:53 PM)

Interesting how we blame Canada for such long patient wait times, when this analysis shows that, under our current system, wait times in the US to see a doctor are LONG! The average wait time in Canada is 3 weeks. Seems like it's the same or even longer here in the US.


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