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Computer-based speech recognition as an alternative to medical transcription.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11141516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this report is to describe the author's experience using computerized dictation during routine outpatient medical practice. During a six-month period, patients seen by the author in the Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic at the University of Virginia were assigned to human or computer-based transcription. Of 1,129 notes, 580 were completed by a transcriptionist and 549 by computer. The total time spent dictating and editing notes was approximately one minute more for computerized dictation than for a human transcriptionist (379.81 +/- 132.69 sec vs. 326.14 +/- 126.02 sec; P: < 0.0001). Notes generated by computer were slightly longer than notes generated by a transcriptionist (52.42 +/- 16.45 lines vs. 50. 41 +/- 16.73 lines; P: = 0.0422). Of notes generated by a transcriptionist, 139 (24 percent) were completed within two days of the visit, whereas all notes generated by computer were completed on the day of the visit.
S M Borowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1067-5027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Med Inform Assoc     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-26     Completed Date:  2001-03-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9430800     Medline TA:  J Am Med Inform Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22908, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Documentation / methods*
Medical Records*
Medical Records Systems, Computerized* / instrumentation

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