Tell me about it. It seems that pareto principle is present in the number or time my parent spends on each patient.  80% of the patients take up only 20% of their time , whilst 20% of the patients consumes 80% of the time.

September 26, 2008, 1:50 pm

So That’s Why Doctors Don’t Use E-Mail

By Stephen J. Dubner

I’ve known several doctors who refused to read e-mail from patients. They said it was simply a bad use of their time.

I also used to have a doctor who hated it whenever you came in and asked questions about some article you’d read in The Times about Lyme disease or some such. He’d get a pained look on his face — here we go again; patients pretending to be doctors — and then ignore the question.

So Thats Why Doctors Dont Use E-Mail – Freakonomics – Opinion – New York Times Blog.