“Pajama time” finishing clinic notes? How does your doctor finish their day?

“Pajama time” finishing clinic notes? How does your doctor finish their day?

The New England Journal of medicine ran an interesting article. Attached is a graph of how doctors finish their day. It’s absurd. I urge my kids (and every medical student I meet) that they should practice typing games online. Its fun, but also may allow you to get-home-on-time AND be mentally present for your family. This is true for ANY field.

I type 110 words a minute so my “pajama time” is usually not spent looking at my work’s electronic health record (EHR). I did have a young patient once remark that I’d have made a great secretary… I agreed with him.

Here’s that short and enlightening article of how much time is spent on EHRs and how the system can be changed. EHRs are causing physician burnout. It’s tedious patient care meant to justify billing to insurance companies. Doctors are retiring or changing fields (away from patient care) in droves. Beware patients… this really does affect you.



About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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