Double booking the doctor is half-booking the patient Print
Written by A Country Doctor Writes   
Friday, 14 October 2016 00:00

Not only have we shortened medical appointments to 15 minutes. We also sometimes double book them.

I get the feeling that non-providers think of this as something fairly ordinary, and even reasonable. But it is often a very difficult and destructive thing to do.

The term "double booking" and the way it looks in an ordinary doctor's scheduling grid suggest that the physician might possibly be expected to be in two places at the same time. That is hardly ever the case for those of us who are mere mortals.

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