Rationing the Doctor’s Time

June 3, 2011
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In the early 1990s, prior to Medicaid and SCHIP expansions, physicians spent about the same number of minutes with both Medicaid and privately insured patients. By the year 2000, physicians reported spending more than one minute less each office visit with Medicaid patients.

In the early 1990s, prior to Medicaid and SCHIP expansions, physicians spent about the same number of minutes with both Medicaid and privately insured patients. By the year 2000, physicians reported spending more than one minute less each office visit with Medicaid patients.

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research