practice-number of patients

A GP in US under medicare who provides 80 or more services on 20 or more days of the year is generally considered to be guilty of inappropriate practice, because professional bodies say it is not possible to effectively treat such large numbers of patients.Most state that the average number of patient you can see according to hutchinsons method of examination after taking history,looking for vital examination,then systemic examination,writing a prescription followed by some instructions, is thirteen patients per day.

In busy practices in india,in private practices and also in multispeciality hospitals , seeing 100 and more patients is the average.How do the doctors do it.The first casulaity is the systemic examination, physicians depening more and more on history and investigations – radiology and pathology.
Some physicians are seeing 120 to 150 patients per day.Here the vital examination is also done by assistants,pulse and bp measurements are done on instruments by nurses and recorded on case sheets.Thus the physicians does not have to touch the patient.
Some physicians are seeing more than 150 patients per day.How do they do it.Here the history taking is also done by assistants.

The poor doctor patient ratio is responsible for the above

look at the link below

Doctor charged Medicare for treating 500 patients in one day
One doctor billed the taxpayer for seeing more than 500 patients in a single day, and more than 200 patients on several other days, according to the Medicare watchdog.
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