The facts on the legibility of doctors' handwriting

Med J Aust. 1976 Sep 18;2(12):462-3. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1976.tb130330.x.


A large number of people, both doctors and others, were tested. The handwriting of each participant was graded and four different statistical tests were performed on the results. In all of these tests the doctors' handwriting came out significantly worse. Thus the only conclusion which could be established from these results was that doctors' handwriting is indeed less legible than others.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Handwriting*
  • Occupations
  • Physicians*