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Sonia Gupta MD, Chief Medical Officer, Change Healthcare.

We are amid a well-known epidemic of physician burnout. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry was experiencing unprecedented levels of labor shortages and patient volumes.

As a practicing radiologist, I’ve seen firsthand the impact this has had on workers. Many physicians have had to work long hours away from their families, with no one available to replace them. For working parents within and outside of the healthcare industry, this was an especially challenging time.

Across the industry, we are experiencing challenges of delayed patient care and overwhelmed and overworked staff.

Fighting Physician Burnout: A Moral Obligation

Recently, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an advisory raising awareness about the crisis. The surgeon general described burnout as “an occupational syndrome characterized by a high degree of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization (i.e., cynicism), and a low sense

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