Table 7: Average Number of Patient Contact Hours Per Week by Family Physicians by Task (as of December 2015)

Average Number of Patient Contact Hours Per Week by Family Physicians by Task (as of December 2015)

 Total Hours
Direct, Face-to-face Patient ContactPrior AuthorizationOther Patient Care Tasks
(not Face-to-face)
Other Non-Clinical Duties
Valid N
All RespondentsTotal Hours : 47Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 33Prior Authorization: 2
Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Other Non-Clinical Duties : 4Valid N: 472
 Total Hours :  Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact:  Prior Authorization:  Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face):  Other Non-Clinical Duties :  Valid N:  
Employment Status
Owner/Partial Owner
Total Hours : 49Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 35Prior Authorization: 2Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Other Non-Clinical Duties : 4Valid N: 163
EmployedTotal Hours : 45Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 3Prior Authorization: 2Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Other Non-Clinical Duties : 4
Valid N: 253
 Total Hours :  Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact:  Prior Authorization:  Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face):  Other Non-Clinical Duties :  Valid N:  
Number of Years Since Residency Completion
Seven or Fewer YearsTotal Hours : 47Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 34Prior Authorization: 2Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Other Non-Clinical Duties : 3
Valid N: 110
More than Seven Years
Total Hours : 47Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 32Prior Authorization: 2Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 9
Other Non-Clinical Duties : 4Valid N: 363

Source: American Academy of Family Physicians, 2015 Practice Profile Survey