Review article: Potential of medical scribes to allay the burden of documentation and enhance efficiency in Australian emergency departments

Cabilan, Cara J and Eley, Robert M (2015) Review article: Potential of medical scribes to allay the burden of documentation and enhance efficiency in Australian emergency departments. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27 6: 507-511. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12460


Author Cabilan, Cara J
Eley, Robert M
Title Review article: Potential of medical scribes to allay the burden of documentation and enhance efficiency in Australian emergency departments
Journal name EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1742-6723
1742-6731
Publication date 2015-08-13
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/1742-6723.12460
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 27
Issue 6
Start page 507
End page 511
Total pages 5
Place of publication Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The increasing burden of documentation experienced by doctors threatens the efficiency in EDs and increases the likelihood of documentation errors. Medical scribes afford the opportunity to allay this burden by removing a large component of the doctors' documentation task. Scribes have been embedded successfully in US EDs, and the effects have been mostly advantageous. The present paper provides a brief overview of the function of scribes and their potential contribution to Australian EDs.
Keyword Documentation
Emergency department
Input-throughput-output
Medical scribe
Overcrowding
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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