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Patients face long wait times in Saudi clinics, says survey

A recent survey by Saudi Arabia's National Guards' health affairs department has found one of the major problems patients face when visiting clinics and hospitals is the long waiting time before they see a doctor, Arab News has reported. While 59% of the 585 patients surveyed said they had to wait more than an hour, 22% said they had to wait more than half an hour before they could see a doctor and 14% said they had to wait only 15 minutes, while only 4% said they could always see the doctor as soon as they arrived at the hospital, according to the survey.