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Table 1 Clinical efficiency measures for scribed, baseline, and unscribed visits (n = 1973)

From: Impact of a medical scribe on clinical efficiency and quality in an academic general internal medicine practice

  Scribed Visits (n = 605) Baseline Visits (n = 789) Unscribed Visits (n = 579) Scribed vs. Baseline Visits
p-value
Scribed vs. Unscribed Visits
p-value
Patient visits per clinic session, mean (SD) 7.38 (1.94) 6.86 (2.11) 6.58 (2.74) 0.08 0.03
Patient time in clinic, median (IQR) (min) 63.0 (40.0) 63.0 (42.0) 62.0 (40.0) 0.81 0.99
Physician time to close encounter, median (IQR) (days) 0.4 (4.8) 1.2 (5.9) 2.9 (5.4) < 0.001 < 0.001