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Friday, September 24, 2010

Have a Seat Please.

Physicians who sit down during a hospital patient visit are perceived as spending more time with patients versus who stand.  A study conducted at University of Kansas concluded these results after reviewing data from 120 visits.

Physicians who took a seat were thought to spend five minutes with the patients; where there actual time was just over a minute. Physicians who stand up during the visit spent 1 minute and 28 seconds and they were perceived as spending 3 minute and 44 seconds.  Doctors who sat down were believed to be spending 40% more time with patients than standing up.

So next time have a seat.

About the Picture: Some street artist caught my attention. Specially the one on the right. It is exhausting work. Cough up some money next time please, will ya!