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Physician Burnout and Timing of Electronic Health Record Use

Physician Burnout and Timing of Electronic Health Record Use

Burnout among primary care physicians is a major problem in the United States. In addition to negatively impacting physician health, burnout is also associated with reduced quality of patient care and increased physician turnover, further contributing to health care costs and the shortage of physicians.

The PATH group conducted a study to determine the association between physician burnout and timing of EHR use in an academic internal medicine primary care practice. The group hypothesized that increased time spent in the EHR, particularly outside of normal work-hours, would be associated with higher levels of burnout.

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