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]