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Between Patients: The Myth of Multitasking Print E-mail
Written by A Country Doctor Writes   
Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:00

Primary care doctors don't usually have scheduled blocks of time to read incoming reports, refill prescriptions, answer messages or, what we are told the future will entail, manage their chronic disease populations. Instead, we are generally expected to do all those things "between patients". This involves doing a little bit of all those things in the invisible space between each fifteen minute visit, provided we can complete those visits, their documentation and any other work generated in those visits, in less than he fifteen minutes they were slotted for.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 December 2017 19:23
 


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