Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Paperwork vs. Patient Care

Today's post is up on my new website: The Black Ribbon Project.

As the health care bureaucracy grows, so does the paper work.

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, a source of deteriorating professional morale. Having become physicians in order to work with patients, doctors instead find themselves facing piles of charts and encounter and billing forms. --NYT 4/8/10

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