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Job burnout for doctors — will it intensify under ObamaCare?

Apparently job burnout effects about 40% of US doctors a recent survey revealed:

Job burnout strikes doctors more often than it does other employed people in the United States, according to a national survey that included more than 7,000 doctors.

More than four in 10 U.S. physicians said they were emotionally exhausted or felt a high degree of cynicism, or "depersonalization," toward their patients, said researchers whose findings appeared in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

"The high rate of burnout has consequences not only for the individual physicians, but also for the patients they are caring for," said Tait Shanafelt of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who led the research.

Now imagine the demand that 10 million newly insured that have been given mandated “free stuff” by ObamaCare will add to the load doctors are carrying (don’t forget, we’re supposed to be 90,000 doctors short by 2020).

Yup, again this really isn’t rocket science, but it also obviously hasn’t at all be thought through by our lawmakers, has it?

And the law of unintended consequences will take it’s due course because of that.

~McQ

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