How to maximize face-to-face time with patients

The average time of a consultation in primary care rose from 15.56 minutes in 1993 to 21.07 minutes in 2012, research recently published in BMJ found.
Though the amount time a primary care physician spends with a patient has improved, less than a half hour may not always be enough time to sufficiently discuss all necessary topics during a patient visit.
Compounding the time constraints are the litany of conditions considered to be a top priority by various guidelines, recommendations and commentaries and the need to document the appointment in (Read more...)

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