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How Long Do You Wait to See the Doctor? Who Waits the Longest?

“Have you ever sat in your doctor’s waiting room, thinking about everything else you could be doing?”

That question opens a short video prepared by researchers of a new study that found people spend an average of 123 minutes to obtain medical care, including clinic and travel time.

Researchers found patients spend about 38 minutes traveling on average and about 86 minutes in their health facility.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also found that both clinic and travel time was significantly longer for racial and ethnic minorities.