News Item – Excessive computer use has adverse effects on patient care, study suggests

A University of Calgary study suggests that patient care is suffering from an overuse of computers in hospitals and doctor offices.

Dr. Myles Leslie from The School of Public Policy studied health-care workers in the intensive care units of three U.S. hospitals. He found some doctors and nurses spent up to 90 per cent of their shift on a computer.

“You have the attitude already that this is becoming the job and the job is data management,” Leslie said Thursday.

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