3 facts about orthopedist workload

Rachel Popa - Print  |

Medscape's 2019 orthopedist compensation report includes statistics on administrative workload and the challenges orthopedists face on the job.

Medscape surveyed nearly 20,000 to compile the report.

Three workload details:

1. Forty five percent of orthopedists spend 10 to 19 hours on paperwork and administration every week. Twenty-eight percent spend 20 hours or more on paperwork and administrative duties.

2. Twenty-six percent of orthopedists said rules and regulations were the most challenging aspect of their job. Reimbursement, EHRs, difficult patients and lawsuit fears were also mentioned..

3. Thirty-three percent of orthopedists have physician assistants in their practice, while 29 percent have nurse practitioners. Fifty-four percent of orthopedists use neither.

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