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A Slow Death By Charting

It’s 10 p.m. Seven days before Christmas. I’m sitting at work “finishing” up some charts. I am suddenly overcome with anger. What am I doing here right now at this minute? I am helping no one.

America’s Aging Population Is Leading To A Doctor Shortage Crisis

As America’s population ages and demand outpaces supply, a physician shortage will intensify. The U.S. is expected to see a shortage of 46,900 to 121,900 physicians by 2032 in primary and specialty care. Americans are living longer and requiring more care later into life, and doctors themselves are aging out of the profession.

Virtual Scribes Are Game-Changers For Physicians

Today was like no other day. It was our first day together. Me and my “virtual” scribe — an actual person who seems to “virtually” to exist inside of a Jabra speaker on my desk and so subtlety that I forgot to mute a few times when not seeing patients. The “man” in the Jabra speaker now knows just how long of an appointment I need for my hair, and that I prioritize it over my dentist appointment.

3 Problems That Are Spiking Health Care Costs, According To This Surgeon

Add Dr. Marty Makary’s name to the expansive list of health care experts who are fed up with the system, don’t think we can afford to wait for Congress to enact reforms, and have useful ideas about how people can become healthier and perhaps save a bundle of money in the process.

It’s Time To Abolish The MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) should be abolished. This single test — which ranks students by the science they’ve learned before going to medical school — prevents the physician population in the U.S. from looking like the population it serves.

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