A 2014 study undertaken by the UF Health Emergency Department, a Level 1 Trauma Centre in the United States, quantitatively assessed the impact of a scribe program on measures of ED throughput. The aim was also to assess the level of clinician satisfaction through the implementation of an emergency department scribe program. Several throughput time measures were significantly lower in the post scribe group, compared to pre scribe implementation, including time to disposition. 100% of providers indicated scribes are a valuable addition to the department and they enjoy working with scribes. 90% of providers indicated scribes increase their workplace satisfaction and quality of life. Over 80% of all providers indicated that scribes increase levels of focus at work and decrease levels of stress at work, and 70% of all providers indicated that scribes decrease levels of stress at home.

To read the full article, please see Advances in Emergency Medicine Volume 2014 (2014)