How much does a visit to the doctor's office cost? Around $43 in lost productivity, according to a recent study.
The problem is that people waste a lot of time traveling to and waiting for their doctor.
It took people an average of 37 minutes just to get to their appointment, according to a study published this summer in the American Journal of Managed Care. They then only received 20 minutes of face-to-face time with their physician — less than the 64 minutes they spent filling out forms and sitting in the waiting room, possibly reading old issues of "Cat Fancy" and "Highlights" magazine.
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