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Tannista Banerjee and Arnab Nayak
''Rural-Urban Differences in Durations of Patient-Physician Visit Time''
( 2017, Vol. 37 No.2 )
This paper compares the outpatient visit duration in urban and rural physician offices. Results show that the length of time a physician spends with a patient is strongly associated with urban-rural physician office setting, which directly affects practice quality. Results also show that the rural physicians order more medications for patients across all age groups. Physicians put less attention to patients when they spend less time for consultation.
Keywords: Urban, Rural, Primary care physicians, Patient, Office visit duration
JEL: I1 - Health: General
R1 - General Regional Economics (includes Regional Data)
Manuscript Received : Mar 18 2017 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 05 2017

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