Are Patients wasting GPs time OR are undocumented Doctor office visit only models wasting everyone’s time?
In Wasting GPs’ time: ‘No, I can’t prescribe you new shoes’ Dr Faraz Majid writes about Patients wasting their GPs time.
“From requests for glasses to concerns over colds, it’s frustrating when people book GP appointments unnecessarily and it undermines our work… …Although GP appointments are for a maximum of 10 minutes, in reality it is less as many patients are late for their appointments. To put this in perspective, doctors in hospital get up to an hour to see a new patient and this is after having received some background from the GP. We see patients fresh, often with a completely new problem and no background information”
We need to be very clear that in 2015 it no longer makes sense to try and serve the needs of Patients you don’t know with fixed 10 minute appointments when you have no background information. Patients want…
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