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Five Reasons Why Doctors Are More Burned Out than Ever

WUWM 89.7 Milwaukee

Dr. Bhupendra Khatri heard a lot from doctors around the country in compiling his latest book, Healthcare 911: How America’s broken healthcare system is driving doctors to despair depriving patients of care and destroying our reputation in the world.  But the statistic that jumped out at him came from research at the Mayo Clinic, which found that more than 55 percent of physicians in this country suffer from burnout, and every year, more than 400 physicians kill themselves.

“I’ve spoken to hundreds of physicians,” Khatri says,  “and I hear the same story – that they’re not happy.  They’re not happy because their practices are being increasingly taken over by hospitals and larger corporations which put profits before patients.”

Listen to the full interview here.