JCAHO and why doctors are spending less time with patients

It’s absurd how unnecessary, excessive documentation and regulatory micromanaging negatively impacts patients.

This emergency physician notes his daughter’s care after a procedure. Of the 50 minutes spent in the recovery room, “the amount of time spent on direct patient care in the recovery room was roughly 10 minutes. The amount of time spent doing computer data entry was about 40 minutes.”

So, if patients ever wonder why doctors are spending less time with them at the hospital, look no further than our regulatory bodies who increase the number of hoops medical staff have to jump through.

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