Physician burnout has attained epidemic proportions. The true causes of this epidemic remain hotly contested but our two distinguished guests have recently published an essay whose thesis has resonated with many doctors.
For most doctors, Hippocrates is a quaint figure of the past with hardly any relevance to the modern practice of medicine. We may label him as the “father of medicine,” but we have no idea what really connects us to him.
Dr. Brahmajee Nallamothu discusses financial incentives of publishing, ideological biases in medical journals, the peer review process, the Twitter effect, and a new editorial position of independent troller!
US medical schools overwhelmingly support centralization of healthcare and health care decision-making. That is not a surprise since, over the decades, academic institutions have greatly benefited from healthcare policy.