Why the 15-minute appointment doesn't work

Auto mechanics don't get an allotted 15 minutes to try and determine what's wrong with a car, writes Peter Pronovost, M.D., of Johns Hopkins Medicine, in a blog post for The Wall Street Journal. Yet, in medicine, it's common for practices to schedule patient visits in 15-minute increments forcing doctors to keep an eye on the clock. The production pressure is unpopular with patients and physicians and bad for healthcare, he says. Blog post

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