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Physician Work Environment and Well-Being
December 7, 2020

Electronic Health Record Use by Sex Among Physicians in an Academic Health Care System

Author Affiliations
  • 1Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2Biostatistics Shared Resource, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina
  • 3Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina
  • 4Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
  • 5Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
  • 6Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Intern Med. 2021;181(2):288-290. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5036

Widespread electronic health record (EHR) implementation and its uses for quality measurement and billing have substantially increased documentation burden.1 Thus, clinicians must often dedicate time outside of the scheduled workday to completing EHR tasks,2 leading to numerous downstream effects, including physician burnout.3 The association of sex with EHR use has been poorly characterized, although preliminary work suggests there may be an association.4 We sought to determine the association of sex with EHR use and patient satisfaction.

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