Scribes boost ED doctors’ productivity and reduce patient waiting time

According to a new study, the use of scribes in the Emergency Department increased emergency doctors’ productivity and reduced patients’ length of stay.

The study, published in the BMJ, found that scribes allowed emergency doctors to see 16% more patients per shift and 26% more primary patients per shift.

Conducted across five Victorian emergency departments, the study is the first large, multi-centre, randomised, independent economic evaluation of the scribe role anywhere in the world.

For more information, the full article can be found here:

https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l121

It’s nice to see independent research supporting what we at MedScribe have always believed in. Scribes free up doctors so they can spend more time with their patients, and less time doing clerical tasks.

February 4, 2019

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