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Wait Times Down 5 Minutes In 2016

Wait times down 5 minutes in 2016


Did this happen because less people saw their doctor, therefore reducing wait times, OR because value-based care is actually taking hold?

The average time a patient spent waiting to see their physician was 20 minutes in 2016, a five-minute improvement from the previous year, according to a survey of more than 1,200 practices released by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).Those 20 minutes were evenly split between the waiting area and exam room. Hospital-owned practices moved patients through more quickly than those owned by physicians, with an average wait time of 17 minutes last year.

Source: Wait times down 5 minutes in 2016 | Health Exec

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