Table 7: Average Number of Patient Contact Hours Per Week by Family Physicians by Task (as of December 2013)

Average Number of Patient Contact Hours Per Week by Family Physicians by Task (as of December 2013)

 Total Hours
Direct, Face-to-face Patient ContactConsultation with Family or Other PhysiciansOther Patient Care Tasks
(not Face-to-face)
Prior Authorization
Other Duties
Valid N
All RespondentsTotal Hours : 48Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 34Consultation with Family or Other Physicians: 1
Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 9Prior Authorization : 2
Other Duties : 3Valid N: 465
 Total Hours :  Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact:  Consultation with Family or Other Physicians:  Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face):  Prior Authorization :  Other Duties :  Valid N:  
Employment Status
Owner/Partial Owner
Total Hours : 50Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 35Consultation with Family or Other Physicians: 1Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 9Prior Authorization : 2Other Duties : 3Valid N: 217
EmployedTotal Hours : 46Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 33Consultation with Family or Other Physicians: 1Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Prior Authorization : 1Other Duties : 3
Valid N: 232
 Total Hours :  Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact:  Consultation with Family or Other Physicians:  Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face):  Prior Authorization :  Other Duties :  Valid N:  
Number of Years Since Residency Completion
Seven or Fewer YearsTotal Hours : 47Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 35Consultation with Family or Other Physicians: 1Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Prior Authorization : 2Other Duties : 1Valid N: 62
More than Seven Years
Total Hours : 48Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 34Consultation with Family or Other Physicians: 1Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 9Prior Authorization : 2Other Duties : 3Valid N: 406

Source: American Academy of Family Physicians, 2013 Practice Profile Survey