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