How doctors do up to 50 hours of work in one day
Pay for doctors is supposed to depend on the time and intensity of the procedures they perform. But the estimated duration of medical procedures used by the American Medical Association and the government are so exaggerated that many doctors averaged more than 24 hours of work in a single day. Records show that 340 doctors at outpatient surgical clinics in Florida performed at least 16 hours of procedures per day, even though most clinics are open for about 10 hours. Read related article.
The making of a busy day
These Florida doctors did 16 hours or more of outpatient surgical procedures at least one day per week in 2012.
This doctor performed procedures in 2012, most frequently . The doctor did an average of procedure hours in one day.
Hours per day in a typical week:
Hours of procedures in one day
Includes anesthesiologists, urologists, plastic surgeons
and one dentist.
The 84 doctors above this level fit 24 hours or more of work into a day.
Each dot represents a doctor
on his or her longest day.
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SOURCE: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration outpatient data for 2012.