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Doctors average 16 minutes on the computer for every patient

(Reuters Health) – For each patient they see, doctors spend about 16 minutes using electronic health records, a U.S. study finds. Researchers examined approximately 100 million patient encounters with about 155,000 physicians from 417 health systems. They collected data on every keystroke, mouse click and second of time spent on various tasks in electronic health… Read More »

Are you too dumb to make an advance care directive? Some doctors think so

AUSTRALIAN doctors sometimes ignore advance care directives not believing in the ability of non-medically trained patients to make complex medical decisions for themselves in advance, according to a new study. Even though advance care directives (ACDs) are legally binding documents some doctors struggle to comply with patient choices and the study findings challenge the widely… Read More »