Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice: A Time and Motion Study in 4 Specialties.

@article{Sinsky2016AllocationOP,
  title={Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice: A Time and Motion Study in 4 Specialties.},
  author={Christine A. Sinsky and Lacey Colligan and Ling Li and Mirela Prgomet and Sam Reynolds and Lindsey E Goeders and J. H. Westbrook and Michael A. Tutty and G. Blike},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={165 11},
  pages={753-760}
}
Background Little is known about how physician time is allocated in ambulatory care. Objective To describe how physician time is spent in ambulatory practice. Design Quantitative direct observational time and motion study (during office hours) and self-reported diary (after hours). Setting U.S. ambulatory care in 4 specialties in 4 states (Illinois, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Washington). Participants 57 U.S. physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, and… CONTINUE READING
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