Graphs: Multiple Graphs: Doctor Visits

In IELTS, you will often get two or three graphs or tables, and you have to relate them to each other. Don’t just write one paragraph about each.

The two charts below give information on visits to doctors in the US.

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  • In 2001, 880 million visits were made to physicians’ offices in the US – about 3.1 visits per person.
  • Between 1992 and 2002, the visit rate for people 45 and older increased by 17%, from 4.1 to 4.8 visits a year.
  • The visit rate for white people (3.4 visits) was much higher than the rate for black or African-American people (1.9 visits a year).
  • In an average week, a physician had 80 visits, 16 telephone consultations, 13 hospital visits and 1 house call.
  • Over 7.5% of patients had no visits in the last 12 months, but 26% had six or more visits in the previous 12 months

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