Doctors are overloaded
“Physician burnout is costing the U.S. about $4.6 billion annually...”-Christine Sinsky, MD
VP of Professional Satisfaction
American Medical Association
Doctors are bogged down. They are buried with regulatory requirements, administrative hurdles and downward pressure on their own costs to run their practices. This burden is increasingly taking time away from doctors’ ability to focus on what really matters: providing great care for patients. These pressures take away from doctors’ work-life balance, too. More than half of doctors say they regret going to medical school and wouldn’t do it over again if they had to.
Patients also face a growing burden, carrying more of their own healthcare costs and spending an average of 121 minutes on each medical office visit they have. Out of necessity, they want more convenience and alternatives to care that save them time and money.