Overworked doctors 'deal with patients 41 TIMES on average every day'

OVERWORKED GPs in the UK deal with patients 41 times on average every day - some 60 per cent more than the number considered safe, according to new research.

A survey of 900 general practitioners found that more than one in five had over 50 daily "patient contacts", including face-to-face and telephone consultations, home visits and e-consultations.

Some overworked doctors said they had up to 70 patient contacts a day, while others admitted that the growing pressure of such numbers had forced them to resign or give up partnerships.

The shocking figures are way higher than the recommended number of daily contacts - 25 a day - set out...
source: Express

2018-01-18 03:02
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