Why Do Doctors Have Bad Handwriting?
Many doctors have long been known to have unreadable handwriting that is difficult to decipher. Most of the time, only someone in the medical profession is able to understand doctors’ written remarks or prescriptions, which has long perplexed many people.
Doctors’ handwritings, according to data, account for a portion of hospital mortality. It is estimated that over 30,000 individuals die each year as a result of doctors’ handwriting. Given the number of deaths caused by suicidal ideation, doctors are unlikely to purposefully hide their writings.
It should be mentioned, however, that not all doctors have such awful handwriting; there are some with exquisite handwriting that you’d want to look at all day.
Well, the medical industry is now going electronic in order to combat the issue of lousy handwriting, reduce casualties from such errors, and handle the vast number of hospital databases. Some hospitals now electronically deliver prescriptions from the doctor’s desk to pharmacists, making things easier and faster.
Despite all of this, and because no profession is without its own “errors,” we can’t help but conclude that the medical profession has been a blessing to humanity.
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