AHRQ: Only 57 percent of U.

.. AHRQ: Only 57 percent of U.S. Males discover doctor for routine treatment in comparison to 74 percent of women Over half of U Just.S. Guys see a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant for routine care, compared to nearly three-quarters of women, according to the latest News and Quantities from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Routine care is typically defined as a visit for assessing overall health instead of one prompted by a specific illness or complaint.However the assumption that EHR evolution will mirror the cellular phone’s trajectory offers three notable flaws. The EHR can be touted as a cost-saving, quality-promoting device, though cost-conserving projections have already been debunked and data on quality are mixed.2 Although we’ve made progress in patient safety only by carefully examining our mistakes, the risks posed by technology are expected to right themselves somehow. Second, letting the market form usability assumes that clinicians are the focus on users. So EHRs will be just as good as the product quality metrics they’re designed to catch; technology can’t overcome fundamental measurement problems.