Why do doctors schedule an appointment and when you arrive at the agreed time, will they make sure you can wait 30 minutes to an hour?

I think they are reading the newspaper or a comic book and hope you will leave again.Something else it can hardly be, right?

In the planning there is no time built-in for running out.Each patient receives 12 minutes, including administration (sometimes some more), regardless of the complaint, the Dutch proficiency of the patient and whether an interpreter phone needs to be called (this start-up takes 10 minutes), or how broad-sprakig people are. Some people tend to tell their symptoms as an elaborate story, including who he/she encountered, what they discussed, on which street they walked, all to tell what the complaints were of a stroke. Interrupting them is quite a challenge and if it succeeds, they will soon fall back on the story that they have already told 10x to friends and family.

In addition, you have the group of elderly people who do a fifteen minutes of dressing, partly because of stiffness, partly because some of them are dressing up for the doctor, instead more practical.Yes, if a 90-year-old man has a three-part suit, it takes longer. What do you expect from me? That I am going to help him? I see it already for me.

And as I said, there is no time scheduled for ‘ exceptions ‘, which are not very exceptional.The time is only sufficient if you are seated with a patient, who gives quick and immediate answers, knows exactly Wat’ie has and wants and has thought beforehand about practical clothing, instead of clean underwear.

If a doctor runs strictly on time it means one of two things: there were no difficult patients or the roster was not fully scheduled or the Doctor is rather short, borderline rude to patients and listens less.

If you would like a doctor who is ALWAYS on time, don’t expect too much ‘ soft skills ‘, but someone who is always in a hurry and who gives you the feeling of not taking the time for you.If a doctor really always runs on time and every patient after 15 min points the door, remember how this doctor treats your feelings when you get bad news.

Edit: I got a lot of comments in the trand of ‘ then they have to learn to plan ‘.Firstly, the doctors do not make the schedules themselves, and certainly in the hospital you have little to want, especially as a doctor in training. Even if you would like to plan more time, it cannot.

Time for consultation is not scheduled, time for coffee break, lunch and tea break is often not scheduled.Those moments are for meetings. If you want to go to the toilet, you are 5 minutes late for the next patient.

In addition, general practitioners often get patients who do not indicate what they are coming in beforehand.It occurs regularly that a patient comes in a 10 minute appointment with a list (this does not save you anyway) or for a psychological complaint, which need double appointments. In addition, you also have the people who have an ‘ oh yes ‘ moment when they are already out of the door with a leg.

This is not a plan and it is soon not profitable to schedule 20-30 minutes for each patient.You get paid for 12 minutes of the insurance, regardless of whether the patient is in a wheelchair or a sporty 25-year-old. Surely you don’t expect doctors to do volunteer work half their workday? Or that a doctor ignores his care function and weeping, emotional or confused people turn the door off when the time is up? Overtime is already the norm for doctors, especially doctors in training. One hour, one and a half overworking is the norm, not the exception. If you want the run out less happened, you shouldn’t be on the VVD vote. They are the party that is constantly cutting down and creating the situation in which outrun and overwork is the only way to exercise this profession. A doctor has not figured out that an eye consultation should take only 10 minutes, while the Pupilal drops should withdraw for 15 minutes. A doctor has also not devised to start reducing training areas for specializations, including ophthalmology, 10 years ago. This anticipating the population dip after the death of the Boomers. The result is Ellen long waiting times, prop full policies and outrun. Because, surprise! The baby boomers are still there, now need care and many departments now have fewer doctor-assistants than 20 years ago. 20 years of neoliberal austeration policy.

Finally, I would like to say that many complaints cannot wait too long.So if your poli is full and there is someone with head injuries, you have to see that same day. That should be somewhere in between. Illness and injury is not to be planned.

It is not the doctors who cause this delay, but the patients.This is because not every consultation lasts exactly as long as the scheduled time. Every doctor strives to work on time but in medical care is nothing sure and it can be disappointing. The appointment times are therefore indicative. A delay of 30-60 minutes is of course extremely undesirable and is really an exception. If this occurs a lot, there is something wrong with the planning of the average consultation time.

Do you seriously think that doctors “make sure” that you have to wait?

The appointments are planned for a long time.Sometimes someone needs more time. Then the schedule runs out. If you do not see this and suspect that there is unwillingness in the game, then you are very stupid or egoistic.

Fifteen minutes I can assume, but half an hour to an hour?Probably there are patients who come later because they say I have to wait anyway, leaving the doctor with open spots in his schedule. What you can always do is call the GP during the day and indicate that you have an appointment later in the day and if there is a dropped appointment or an appointment that is not showing up. Then ask if you can take it, so there are 2 flies caught in 1 blow, the doctor fills an empty spot in his schedule and you are served faster.

This is because doctors are either not good planners or (unconsciously) decided that the doctor’s time is more costly than the patient’s time.For example, if there are too few doctors.

As a result, insufficient emptying is included in the scheduling to absorb spout.

It is inevitable that there is occasional waiting time for patients.The more deflate in the Doctor’s diary the less waiting time for the patient; But also less efficient use of the doctor’s time.

A good planner would be able to set EEE so that the probability of a patient waiting more than 12min is less than e.g. 3%.

He can also calculate how much emptying there is at the doctor.

If the waiting room had an overview of the average exceeding of the appointment time in combination with the doctor’s empty hours, there would be a lot of measurement comprehension

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