17 Apr The Hindustan Times – “A Pathology Report That Holds Lessons for India”
“In India, any discussion of the healthcare system oscillates between two poles. At one end of the oscillation, it is dominated by statistical breast-beating about the gap between demand and supply — of hospitals, hospital beds, doctors, nurses, medical colleges, etc. At the other end are concerns about the rising costs of healthcare, the disparity in access and the depredations of the insurance regime.
But rarely does the discussion traverse the ground between the two poles — the actual conditions in which the service providers (hospitals and doctors) function. In Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician, which released last year, Sandeep Jauhar, a cardiologist at a prominent New York hospital, writes with withering honesty about his life as a highly qualified cog in the corporatized wheel of the American healthcare system…”More