70% OF M.D.S STRESSED BY EHRS, ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS HIT WORST
By Admin | February 05, 2019
Orthopedists as a group are suffering more stress from being metaphorically chained to electronic health records systems (EHRs) than any other specialty, a new study says.
Of 1,792 physicians who responded to a survey sent to all physicians practicing in Rhode Island, 70% said they were stressed by using their electronic health records systems, and 26% reported that they were burned out by their EHRs.
“Among the 15 most commonly reported specialties, the specialty with the highest prevalence of HIT-related (HIT = healthcare information technology) stress was orthopedic surgery (86.5%), followed by general internal medicine (86.0%) and family medicine (83.2%),” the report said.
When it came to “burnout” (the worst level of stress), “only” 23.9% of orthopedic surgeons were so categorized; the top of the burnout list was family medicine, 35.7%.
For more on this, please read, 70% OF M.D.S STRESSED BY EHRS, ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS HIT WORST, by Orthopedics This Week.