By Austin Frakt
May 16, 2016
Aside from whatever a visit to the doctor costs you in money, it also costs you in time. A lot of it.,
End to end, the travel and waiting time for a doctor's appointment can take several hours - often disrupting work or school. Only 17 percent of it - 20 minutes, on average - is spent actually seeing the doctor, according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh physician Kristin Ray and colleagues at the Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation.