Sandeep Jauhar | Nature – Books in Brief
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Nature – Books in Brief

An impassioned call to action

Nature – Books in Brief

“In this absorbing memoir-cum-analysis, Sandeep Jauhar traces his years as a fledgling cardiologist against the backdrop of a health-care system in peril. US medicine emerges as an arena in which the physicians suffer as much as the patients: out of 12,000 doctors surveyed in 2008, Jauhar notes, just 6% reported positive morale in their colleagues. Factors such as vast medical-school debts, grinding overwork and the rise of autonomy-eroding health-maintenance organizations are leaving many medics reeling and many potential wannabes seeking other fields. An impassioned call to action…”