Archive February 11, 2020

If Jethro Ran Your Hospital

There’s an old saying that your stuff will expand to fill the space you have for it.  Live in an efficiency, and you will soon be longing for a two-bedroom.  Move into a five-bedroom home, and you will need to have a yard sale before too long.

Jobs are the same way, with medicine leading the way.  Squeezing in one more patient, adding one more documentation requirement, completing one more form, and yes, even spending five more minutes with a person than they are allotted, can easily add up to a 92-hour week.  It is a recipe for burnout.

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