While some waits are unavoidable, many hospitals and healthcare facilities have taken steps to become more efficient and transparent. The average patient wait time in the United States was 18 minutes and 13 seconds, according to a 2018 Vitals study.
In recent years, gender bias in healthcare has become more apparent. It has always been prevalent, but studies are now showing how damaging it is to overall health outcomes. Many researchers are asking the question, “How does gender affect healthcare?” They’re finding it has a large effect.