August 24, 2022
  • A new simulation study found that primary care clinicians need almost 27 hours per day to provide care to patients. Researchers at the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, and Imperial College London computed time per patient based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. They found that clinicians need 26.7 hours per day to follow national recommended guidelines: 14.1 hours a day for preventive care, 7.2 hours a day for chronic disease care, 2.2 hours a day for acute care, and 3.2 hours per day for documentation and inbox management. The study highlights the “disconnect between the care we’ve been trained to give and the constraints of a clinic workday.” (Article here)