Subject: Clinical consultation lengths
Would it be possible to request a data set about;
- The breakdown of types of doctor/patient consultations within the hospital
- The rough number of consultations per clinician / department / at different levels seniority
- the average length of NHS consultations between clinicians and patients for each level of interaction
Segmented down; (if possible)
o How long the clinicians spends reviewing the patient’s medical record
o How long the clinicians spends discussing the diagnosis with the patient
In, ideally, a format similar to;
NHS Improvement (2017) Reference costs [average unit cost to the NHS of providing defined services to NHS patients in England in a given financial year. They show how NHS providers spend money to provide healthcare to patients]
“National Schedule of reference costs 1”
I am predominantly interested in what happens during the diagnosis procedure within different departments and the segmented time allocations of each interaction.
I appreciate this information may be too fine-grained so any information about the diagnosis procedure will be helpful!
If you would be able to provide a set outlining consultation times or be able to point me in the right direction I would be extremely appreciative.
|Unfortunately, we do not collect this information.
Clinicians will spend a variable amount of time with each patient during a consultation dependent upon that patient’s presentation and needs.