Female physicians spend significantly more time on EHRs than male physicians

Female physicians spent a median of 33.4 additional minutes daily — or more than three additional 40-hour work weeks annually — working on electronic health records than their male counterparts, researchers reported.The findings conflict with previous study results, which “suggested that female physicians spend less time on paid work than male physicians,” they wrote. “However, these data suggest that measuring time spent on paid work without accounting for time outside of scheduled hours may underestimate female physician work effort.”Sarah D. Tait, BA, aRead More

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