A few years ago, officials at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene began to examine how much time it took for patients to be seen for a routine care visit.

They started tracking from the time a patient left home, factoring in the drive to the office, the hunt for parking, waiting in the check-in line and waiting room, until they were finally seen by a physician.

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