13 reasons why a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-scrubs approach to patient scheduling needs to change
If you’re a patient reading this article while waiting for a doctor or nurse to show up, take a moment to appreciate the irony.
You may be sitting in an exam room by yourself, but you’re hardly alone. According to the 2015 Vitals Wait Time Report, U.S. patients spend an average of 19.25 minutes waiting to be seen by a practitioner.
It may be cold comfort, but your wait is really not the fault of the doctor or nurse you’ve come to see. And, like it or not, it’s not even the fault of Obamacare or the influx of 30 million new patients into the healthcare system. Your wait is largely the consequence of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-scrubs approach to patient scheduling that healthcare practitioners have been using for years.
To read the full article go to Becker’s Hospital Review.