Doctors, patients have different views on walk-in visits

01/1/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

A survey of 142 patients and the doctors who treated them revealed 61% of walk-in clinic visits were deemed appropriate by responding physicians, 20% were considered understandable and about 18% were of such low urgency that they could have waited for an appointment with the patient's regular physician. However, only 12% of responding patients considered their visits to be highly urgent, 55% were perceived as having medium urgency and 33% as having low urgency. The results appear in Family Practice.

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