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Table 1 Basic EHR use, patient face time, and physician’s number of patient visits per week by physician age (Unadjusted)

From: National estimates of the impact of electronic health records on the workload of primary care physicians

  Basic EHR usea Patient face time per visit, in minutesb, Mean (SD) Physician’s number of patient visits per weeka, Mean (SD)
All physicians Yes: 19.9 %
No: 80.1 %
20.4 (12.2)
19.0 (11.1)c
67.5 (35.7)
69.7 (46.4)c
Younger physicians (12 %) Yes: 23.1 %
No: 76.9 %
20.1 (10.0)
18.8 (11.6)
62.3 (30.0)
65.1 (36.1)c
Middle-aged physicians (76 %) Yes: 20.4 %
No: 79.6 %
20.5 (12.4)
18.9 (11.1)c
67.8 (36.0)
72.3 (48.3)c
Older physicians (12 %) Yes: 13.6 %
No: 86.4 %
20.9 (13.5)
19.4 (10.5)
73.7 (41.2)
58.6 (42.3)c
  1. Note: Middle age is 37 to 61
  2. aBasic EHR use and physician’s patient visits per week are at the physician level
  3. bPatient face time in minutes is at the visit level
  4. cThe “Yes” category is significantly different from the “No” category at the p < .05 level