Factors influencing waiting times and consultation times in general practice.

@article{Heaney1991FactorsIW,
  title={Factors influencing waiting times and consultation times in general practice.},
  author={David J Heaney and John G. R. Howie and Alexis M. Porter},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={1991},
  volume={41 349},
  pages={
          315-9
        }
}
Using data collected from 85 general practitioners in Lothian, large variations were found in the time patients wait for and spend with their doctor. This study, which sets consultations into their administrative framework, examines factors which cause this variation. Consultation time was found to be affected by the total number of patients attending a particular surgery, while waiting time was found to be affected by an individual patient's place within that surgery queue. Taking these two… CONTINUE READING

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