Table 7: Average Number of Patient Contact Hours Per Week by Family Physicians by Task (as of December 2014)

Average Number of Patient Contact Hours Per Week by Family Physicians by Task (as of December 2014)

 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: 34Prior Authorization: 2
Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Other Non-Clinical Duties : 4Valid N: 524
 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 : 50Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 36Prior Authorization: 2Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Other Non-Clinical Duties : 4Valid N: 203
EmployedTotal Hours : 46Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 33Prior Authorization: 2Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Other Non-Clinical Duties : 4
Valid N: 248
 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 : 46Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 33Prior Authorization: 2Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Other Non-Clinical Duties : 4Valid N: 86
More than Seven Years
Total Hours : 48Direct, Face-to-face Patient Contact: 34Prior Authorization: 2Other Patient Care Tasks (not Face-to-face): 8Other Non-Clinical Duties : 4Valid N: 436

Source: American Academy of Family Physicians, 2014 Practice Profile Survey