Black Ribbon Project

for health care freedom and the doctor-patient relationship

Paperwork vs. Patient Care

As the health care bureaucracy grows, so does the paperwork.

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

Paperwork is also taking more and more time away from patient contact and direct patient care…[more]

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2 Comments»

  Lynne wrote @

Thanks for all your work. I added the ribbon with a link to this site on my side bar.

I plan to use the fact that the 137 page bill establishing Medicare and Medicaid gave birth to over 130,000 pages of regulations in my regulations video.

  Beth wrote @

Thanks for the link.
I look forward to your video!


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