VCU Wright Center-funded Study Finds Family Medicine Physicians Often Inaccurately Estimate Patients’ Geographic Footprint

A study funded through the Virginia Commonwealth University C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research found that family medicine physicians often overestimate the geographic footprint of their practice. “It is important for a doctor to know where their patient comes from,” said study co-investigator Alex Krist, M.D. Krist serves as the co-director of community-engaged research at the Wright Center. “This study revealed that doctors don’t understand the footprint of where their patients came from as well as they thought.”