photo art: “The Waiting Room” by Kevin Dayhoff January 26, 2009
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Hat Tip: Bryan Sears
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Although the wait time for most of the physicians that I see is minimal, I could still really relate with Dan Thanh’s post:
I have to make an appointment to see a doctor soon. It's been about a year since my last visit, maybe longer, and I've been putting it off because A. I hate going to the doctor because I'm convinced they'll find something wrong with me, and B. I hate having to wait to see the doctor.
Apparently, things are only going to get worse. According to this USA Today story, you could wait more than a month to see a specialist or a family doctor now. On average, "wait times have increased by 8.6 days per city. Boston had the longest wait, averaging 49.6 days, followed by Philadelphia with 27 and Los Angeles with 24.2. The shortest was Atlanta with an 11.2-day wait," according to a study by Merrit Hawkins and Associates, a consulting firm based in Texas.
In all cities among all the specialties, the study found that the average wait time was 20.5 days. Holy Moly. I better put in for an appointment now since I might be waiting another year before I see a doctor.
… just wait and see how much more maddening it will get if the Obama Administration manages to pass some sort of government-funded universal healthcare system.
Read her entire post here: Wait Times to see doctor may make you sick
Labels: Complaints, Consumer Legislation, Economy, Health
20090604 Dan Thanh Wait Times to see doctor may make you sick
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