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Professional behavior and value erosion: a qualitative study of physicians and the electronic health record.

Skeff KM, Brown-Johnson CG, Asch SM, et al. Professional behavior and value erosion: a qualitative study of physicians and the electronic health record. J Healthc Manag. 2022;67(5):339-352. doi: 10.1097/JHM-D-21-00070

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November 9, 2022
Skeff KM, Brown-Johnson CG, Asch SM, et al. J Healthc Manag. 2022;67(5):339-352.

Electronic health records (EHRs) can improve patient safety but can also contribute to physician burnout. This qualitative study involving physicians and medical trainees found that distress most often occurred when physicians were prioritizing systems-based practice (e.g., EHR-required documentation) over other professional activities, such as patient care, communication, and practice-based learning.  

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Skeff KM, Brown-Johnson CG, Asch SM, et al. Professional behavior and value erosion: a qualitative study of physicians and the electronic health record. J Healthc Manag. 2022;67(5):339-352. doi: 10.1097/JHM-D-21-00070

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