Chief Healthcare Executive January 26, 2022
Ron Southwick

Women are seeing fewer patients and putting in more hours on documenting health records, a report from athenahealth says. As a result, female clinicians could end up earning less.

Women clinicians are seeing fewer patients and spending more time with them, potentially hurting their income.

A new report from athenahealth, the Massachusetts-based healthcare technology company, showed female clinicians see fewer patients than male doctors in a typical week. Female doctors also spend more time in documenting the records of each patient.

Female clinicians scheduled an average of 60 encounters with patients per week, while male clinicians scheduled an average of 73 patient encounters each week. They both spent the same amount of cumulative time documenting patient records, so women are...

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