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Doctors: Do you spend a lot of your time doing paperwork?
 

Doctors: Do you spend a lot of your time doing paperwork?

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Paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork. So much paperwork is required as a doctor that it often gets in the way of spending more time with the patients. So where does the balance lie here, and how should one go about achieving it?
 
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23 Nov 2016 - General
 
In modern day healthcare, the bulk of healthcare work lies in paper work. Loads of administrative stuff like audits, typing patients' medical reports, preparing for teaching or conference, and not to forget documentation of clinical consultation/encounter etc. At least 80-90% if the time is spent on paperwork. There should be an administrative post for people who can help doctors alleviate these paperwork as doctors are not clerks. In actual fact, by total digitalization has several problems...
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There is a wide-spread feeling among healthcare professionals that the most important thing they do at the hospital is paperwork more than healing sick people. Paperwork, or documentation, takes up as much as a third of a physician’s workday; and for many practicing doctors, these administrative tasks have become increasingly intolerable. Having become physicians in order to work with patients, doctors instead find themselves facing piles of charts and encounter billing forms, as well as the inn...
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