“A couple of complex cases come through the door. Perhaps there is a battle with an insurance company. As the day wears on, even the most efficient physician can fall behind schedule.
One possible result, according to a new University of Pennsylvania study: Fewer patients get flu shots.
That finding came from a review of 96,000 patient records at 11 primary-care clinics in the Penn Medicine health system, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open. The rate of patients getting flu shots fell more or less steadily throughout the day — from 44 percent for those with appointments during the hour starting at 8 a.m., down to 32 percent by the late afternoon.” Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer