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Editor's Note
Physician Work Environment and Well-Being
December 7, 2020

Sex-Based Differences Entangling With Electronic Health Record Documentation

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2Editorial Fellow, JAMA Internal Medicine
  • 3Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland
  • 4Associate Editor, JAMA Internal Medicine
JAMA Intern Med. 2021;181(2):290-291. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5008

In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Tait et al1 report findings that female physicians spend, on average, an extra 33 minutes per day on electronic health record (EHR)–related tasks compared with their male counterparts.1 The burden of EHRs is a well-described driver of physician burnout, but identifying modifiable targets to decrease EHR burden and improve physician quality of life has remained an unsolved challenge.

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