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These Are Some Thoughtful Pieces That Needs To Be Further Discussed And Considered.

May 18th, 2017 by davidmore
These appeared last week.Whats Digitization Doing to Health Care?Conrad AmentaMay 9 2017, 3:00amNew software is industrializing medicine by turning doctors into data entry clerksand making them suicidally depressed in the process.In more ways than one, medicine is dying. A 2015 article in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that almost a third of medical school graduates become clinically depressed upon beginning their residency training. That rate increases to almost half by the end of their first year. Between 300 and 400 medical residents commit suicide annually, one of the highest rates of any profession, the equivalent of two average-sized medical school classes. Survey the programs of almost any medical conference and you'll find sessions dedicated to contending with physician depression, burnout, higher-than-average divorce rates, bankruptcy, and substance abuse.At the risk of sounding unsympathetic, medicine should be difficult. No other profession...

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