Baltimore: It’s a common problem not only for the general public but also for highly educated individuals worldwide that they struggle to understand a doctor’s handwriting.
Sometimes, doctors provide prescriptions in such handwriting that even experienced personnel at medical stores find it difficult to comprehend. Experts suggest doctors often find it challenging to write clearly due to their old habit of writing continuously, which often stems from years of taking notes during medical school lectures, where writing extensively on diagnoses and treatments is crucial.
An American doctor explained that continuous writing practice in the medical field has become a habit for doctors, leading to a particular style of writing. He pointed out that writing for up to 12 hours or more in a day is a demanding and tiring task. As time progresses, doctors’ hands start to cramp, making their writing progressively difficult to decipher.