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Time with Patients
We knew that time spent by clinicians with patients during an encounter is getting compressed due to heavy info capture/review demands EHRs throw at them.
In a typical encounter of 31 mins, ~40% of time goes towards reviewing info in EMR and entering data into systems.
This study was done in US; turns out, clinicians feel the same in almost all OECD countries with Europe feeling they spend even less with patients.
Conversely, Asian clinicians feel they spend enough time with patients - I suspect this is more due to the fact that extent of digitization in the doctor’s room is much less compared to US and Eurpe,