Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Results Are In: Age vs. Typing Speed in Medicine

Thanks to all who offered to take my highly scientific study (not!) of internet-saavy medical professionals that utilize the blog-o-sphere. I added all twenty-nine of your responses to an Excel spreadsheet and produced a scatter plot (complete with linear regression line and correlation coefficient) for your amusement:


Note that the effect of a prior typing class nor staff rank were not included in the analysis. (I'm saving the same study comparing subspecialies for my next peer-reviewed journal article.)

It seems the younger generation will be well-equipped to work with the electronic medical record, courtesy of text-messaging and gaming.

:)

-Wes

3 comments:

Margaret Polaneczky, MD (aka TBTAM) said...

WHile I may not type the way a 35 yo does, my typing speed puts me at 40. I'll take it!

Anonymous said...

So, which BigPharma company is going to come out with the med that improves typing skills?--we could be on the verge of a typo epidemic! "Ask you doctor if Typex is right for you!"

Brian Ahier said...

See:
http://www.jgme.org/doi/abs/10.4300/JGME-D-13-00164.1