Trustees of Dartmouth College (Batalden, Godfrey, Nelson)
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
"Supply" in an office practice is the number or Full Time Equivalant (FTEs) of physicians, associate providers, RNs, MAs, LVNs, LNAs available in the practice to provide patient care. Supply measurement should include administrative time, teaching time, rounding in the hospital or nursing home time. Supply is quantified as the time in the practice available for face-to-face patient interactions. Evaluating how much time per week a physician or other provider spends in the practice and when they are in the practice will define what the supply is of your practice.
Download the tool and complete the worksheet. Once you have the completed the worksheet, review the practice supply by day of the week and by sessions to identify variation in the supply of your practice. Once you have identified certain days or sessions that do not have a consistent number of providers, the schedules should be adjusted to smooth out supply.