Patient Compliance Rated Low by Physicians According to a New DoctorDirectory.com Survey

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Physicians have low expectations regarding patient compliance with medication and treatment.

pie chart, 95% of physicians believe that 30% or less of their patients fully comply with medication dosing and treatment plans.

95% of physicians believe that 30% or less of their patients are fully compliant.

DoctorDirectory.com routinely surveys members of their physician healthcare community to stay abreast of trends and opinions within the healthcare industry. More than 200 physicians responded to the “Seeing Your Patients” study in June 2013.

95% of the physicians that responded believe that 30% or less of their patients fully comply with medication dosing and treatment plans. Based upon these results, it appears that physicians have very low expectations regarding patient compliance with medication dosing and/or treatment plans.

The remainder of the survey focused on patient volume and time issues such as time spent with patients, number of patients seen in a week, and amount of time in between patients. Results showed that 69% of physicians spend between 15 and 30 minutes per appointment/patient. In addition, 65% reported that they have less than 5 minutes between patient visits. However, most (57%) felt that they had adequate time per patient visit.

When asked about follow-up time such as charting, EMR, etc, 59% responded that they spend between 5 and 15 minutes per patient.

About DoctorDirectory.com’s Peer Surveys
Physicians submit questions to DoctorDirectory.com which are collected, reviewed, and edited for use in multiple surveys. Surveys are then broadcast to appropriate physician audiences throughout the year for completion. Results of the surveys are available to DoctorDirectory.com members through their personal homepage within the DoctorDirectory.com portal. This recent survey was completed in early August, 2013.

About DoctorDirectory.com
DoctorDirectory.com specializes in providing healthcare professionals the opportunity to participate in market research, order major brand samples, network with colleagues, and other programs that help shape the healthcare industry. Visit DoctorDirectory.com to learn more.

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