The Effects of Patient-Physician Interaction Time on Overall Visit Satisfaction and Prevention of Physician Burnout
School of Health Sciences
Biology: Biomedical Sciences
physician burnout, anxiety, depression, electronic health records, COVID-19
Medicine and Health Sciences
Sheridan, Miranda, "The Effects of Patient-Physician Interaction Time on Overall Visit Satisfaction and Prevention of Physician Burnout" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1093.
With an increasingly commercialized healthcare setting, today’s physicians are often forced to reduce their patient examination times drastically. There has also been a greater shift in the administration of primary care to allied health professionals such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners. However, these changes may not be sustainable in the long-term. This study investigates the relationship between time spent with a physician (M.D. or D.O.) during an examination and overall patient satisfaction. Moreover, mental health concerns, namely burnout, have become more prevalent among physicians. Studying this under the lens of accelerated modern medicine could help shed light on strategies to maintain lasting mental well-being for doctors.