Friday, May 29, 2015

From doctor to data recorder

Charles Krauthammer catches up with some old classmates - who tell tales of woe about the state of medicine today.
In general, my classmates felt fulfilled by family, friends and the considerable achievements of their professional lives. But there was an undercurrent of deep disappointment, almost demoralization, with what medical practice had become.
The complaint was not financial but vocational — an incessant interference with their work, a deep erosion of their autonomy and authority, a transformation from physician to “provider.”

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