Burnout Among Physicians is a Crisis In Medicine That Can Lead to Medical Errors

Up before dawn making breakfast for her two sons and daughter, who has special needs… And that’s all before doctor […] starts her shift in the Stanford emergency department. The busiest time in the ER, afternoon? Yeah, evening. Yep. Today, Dr. […] is teaching medical students. On buy days, she’ll see 15 to 20 patients and do hours of paperwork. If I work an eight-hour shift, I might spend two hours or three hours in front of a computer, rather than at the bedside talking to my patients. I imagine you did not get into the medical field to look at a computer? No. At night, she’s still catching up on patient charts.

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