How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession
By the end of this year, it's estimated that 300 physicians will commit suicide. While depression amongst physicians is not new—a few years back, it was named the second-most suicidal occupation—the level of sheer unhappiness amongst physicians is on the rise.
Simply put, being a doctor has become a miserable and humiliating undertaking. Indeed, many doctors feel that America has declared war on physicians—and both physicians and patients are the losers.. . . (More at the source)
Friday, April 18, 2014
I spent hours with a Brit MD on sabbatical (!) while on a train ride in the US last year. The contrast between he and his colleagues (very positive about their practice and the Brit National Health) and US docs could not be overstated.
Making healthcare a market commodity is bad for children, adults, and other living things.