Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dr. Wes on physician burnout

Having finished med school and residency---

Just then, we decide to launch a full scale attack on physicians and their patients with increased documentation requirements, call hours, larger geographic coverage of their specialties, reduced ancillary workforce, and shorter patient visits.

…At the same time that we expect our doctors to be devoted, available, enthusiastic, meticulous and at the top of their game with perfect "quality" and "perfect performance," while simultaneously cutting their pay, increasing documentation requirements and oversight, limiting independence, questioning their professional judgment, and extending their working hours.

I think he understands. Read the rest.

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