When you decided to become a doctor, you likely dreamed of strong bonds with your patients that would lead to outstanding medical care. But much of the time, things aren’t at all how you imagined them. Between necessary documentation, regulatory burdens, and larger than ever patient populations, spending adequate time with your patients and giving them your undivided attention is harder than ever before.
According to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which followed 57 physicians for 430 working hours, doctors spend 49% of their time on administrative tasks versus only 27% seeing patients. It’s probably safe to say this isn’t what you signed up for.