Primary care providers estimated to need 26.7 hours/day to provide recommended care for hypothetical patient panel
HealthDay operates under the strictest editorial standards. Our syndicated news content is completely independent of any financial interests, is based solely on industry-respected sources and the latest scientific research, and is carefully fact-checked by a team of industry experts to ensure accuracy.
- All articles are edited and checked for factual accuracy by our Editorial Team prior to being published.
- Unless otherwise noted, all articles focusing on new research are based on studies published in peer-reviewed journals or issued from independent and respected medical associations, academic groups and governmental organizations.
- Each article includes a link or reference to the original source.
- Any known potential conflicts of interest associated with a study or source are made clear to the reader.
Please see our Editorial and Fact-Checking Policy for more detail.Editorial and Fact-Checking Policy
HealthDay Editorial Commitment
HeathDay is committed to maintaining the highest possible levels of impartial editorial standards in the content that we present on our website. All of our articles are chosen independent of any financial interests. Editors and writers make all efforts to clarify any financial ties behind the studies on which we report.
TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care providers (PCPs) do not have enough time in a day to provide guideline-recommended primary care for a hypothetical patient panel, according to a study published online July 1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Justin Porter, M.D., from the University of Chicago, and colleagues quantified the time needed to provide preventive care, chronic disease care, and acute care in 2020 for a nationally representative adult patient panel by a PCP alone and a PCP as part of a team-based care model. Hypothetical panels included 2,500 patients, who were representative of the U.S. adult population.
The researchers found that PCPs were estimated to need 26.7 hours per day, which included 14.1, 7.2, 2.2, and 3.2 hours per day for preventive care, chronic disease care, acute care, and documentation and inbox management, respectively. An estimated 9.3 hours per day was required for PCPs with team-based care, including 2.0, 3.6, 1.1, and 2.6 hours per day for preventive care, chronic disease care, acute care, and documentation and inbox management, respectively.
"There is this sort of disconnect between the care we've been trained to give and the constraints of a clinic workday," Porter said in a statement. "We have an ever-increasing set of guidelines, but clinic slots have not increased proportionately."
This story may be outdated. We suggest some alternatives.
The content contained in this article is over two years old. As such our recommendation is that you reference the articles below for the latest updates on this topic. This article has been left on our site as a matter of historic record. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Updated on September 21, 2022
Read this Next
Other Trending Articles