R. Scott McCain et al., published last week in the British Medical Journal showing some very interesting findings. 103 medical practioners were covertly observed as they entered the parking area of a British Hospital over a three day period. Their speed to enter the parking garage, exit their car, and walk to the facility were each measured. The study looked specifically at the approach to the entrance where a key swipe was necessary, total time to park and then exit the car, and the speed with which they walked to from the car to the facility.
The results are most interesting in that surgeons appeared to be the quickest, followed by anesthseologists, radiologists, then general medical practitioners. Sex of the physician did not seem to play a role, however, as the males and females physicians did not differ in their specialty.