50% of the U.S. population have at least 1 chronic condition
15% are family caregivers
25% of the population have 2 or more chronic conditions
30% of the population have below basic/basic level of health literacy
40% of doctors time wasted on paperwork
Doctors waste more than 40% of their time doing paperwork, rather than spending that time with patients. This excessive time wasted reduces patient health literacy costing the U.S. $238B annually and increases physician burnout, which affects patient care and satisfaction. With doctor burnout costing the U.S. $4.6B each year, and with over 30% of the U.S. population turning to the internet for answers they can’t get from their physicians – this is a problem our healthcare industry must solve soon. Providers need more time, patients need more care.
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