How many patients is too many? Study debunks industry standard

From Becker’s:

The number of patients a primary care physician treats — also known as their panel size — determines patient access, physician workload and ultimately, quality of care. While the industry standard primary care panel size is considered to be 2,500 patients, a group of researchers found this number neither accurate nor reasonable.

Based on a review of studies on practice settings in the U.S. and abroad, the researchers determined the average actual panel size ranges from 1,200 to 1,900 patients per physician.

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