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Why do doctors have poor penmanship?

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    SHIJIN NAIRposted 4 years ago

    Why do doctors have poor penmanship?

    I really don't understand why doctors write in a way that we could not understand. Why do they write like this?


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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    When I was a hospital corpsman, I used to tease the docs by telling them I know they had to pass bad penmenship classes in order to get their degrees. Seriously though, I don't think they do it on purpose. First, they have a lot of work to do, so they write fast so they can get it done. Also, part of it is probably because they do so much writing during the day. I know as a corpsman working in an urgent care clinic, my writing would be neat at the beginning of a shift and by the end of the day it would look almost as bad as the sample you showed.

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    johnsonrallenposted 4 years ago

    Question: does anyone have good penmanship these days?

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    Jeannieinabottleposted 4 years ago

    I heard one time that doctors write that way so it is hard for patients to try to forge the doctor's signature or write out their own prescriptions.  If a patient can't clearly read what is on the prescription, it is much harder to try to duplicate it.