In this NEJM article, we see what an average physician does on a daily basis. I can tell you that our numbers are about 50% higher than the ones in this article.
NEJM -- What's Keeping Us So Busy in Primary Care? A Snapshot from One Practice
How would John Q Public respond if we started to bill for every email, phone call, message, letter, note, lab result review and refill in addition to all the prior authorizations, referral, and test approvals. If we billed for the services we provide similar to the lawyers and accountants, things may radically change.
Examining the patient is unfortunately only a small part of the overall care that is rendered on each visit.