Physician Burnout: Another Consequence of Medical Socialism

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Gilbert Berdine, MD

“One expert sums up the primary cause of physician burnout: ‘It’s been said that people don’t leave their jobs. They leave their bosses. But for physicians, physicians don’t leave their careers. They are leaving their inbox.’ At my own institution, the most common sources of dissatisfaction expressed by physicians are completing the electronic medical records, dealing with insurance companies, and performing other administrative duties that take physicians away from their patients. I will deal with each of these causes and demonstrate why the system — including the burnout created — is working as intended. Contrary to popular belief, the electronic medical record was not intended to make records easier to read or to improve patient care. It was created so that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) could systematically and objectively deny payment for services.” (09/04/23)