How the Pandemic Is Reducing the Time You Wait to See a Doctor

According to a study by Yosi Health, nearly half of respondents (46 percent) claim that before the pandemic, the worst part about the doctor’s office was sitting in the waiting room for long periods of time.

Also, 30 percent of respondents said the best change their doctor’s office made since the pandemic is better appointment scheduling that cut back on waiting room holdups.

“By allowing patients to book their appointments online, and asking the patients to show up right at that time, clinics are now removing the wait time for patients… Clinics are now paying more attention to how long the patients waited. Now they have an incentive to reduce the wait time and not make the patients wait longer than they need to or be exposed to other patients,” Hari Prasad, health tech expert and CEO of Yosi Health, told Healthline.

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