The New York Times recently covered an article about the use of scribes in the medical industry (NYT). Although the use of scribes among hospitalists is unknown, there are reportedly 10,000 medical scribes working within hospitals and clinics. These scribes can cost between $20-$25 an hour, but anecdotally can save priceless time and energy for many types of physicians. Wondering how common this is among hospitalists; anyone out there using a scribe?
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.