GP consultation times: Where we sit on a world scale

GPs in some lower-income countries are doing 90 consultations a day

Average GP consult times in Australia are among the highest in the world, an international review reveals.

The BMJ study examined the state of play in 67 countries, finding huge international variations in consultation times, ranging from 48 seconds in Bangladesh to more than 22 minutes in Sweden.

Australia ranked 17th, with an average consult time of just under 15 minutes.