Sandeep Jauhar | Vox: “Only 6 percent of doctors are happy with their jobs”
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Vox: “Only 6 percent of doctors are happy with their jobs”

Vox: “Only 6 percent of doctors are happy with their jobs”

“There’s one story in Sandeep Jauhar‘s new memoir Doctored that I can’t stop thinking about.

Jauhar, a cardiologist in Long Island, writes about a 74-year-old patient named Mildred Harris who was “frail and virtually bed-bound.” Harris had been referred to him for an examination prior to surgery, by another cardiologist who didn’t have admitting privileges at his office. That cardiologist had referred Harris for surgery and needed Jauhar’s sign off. But after examining the patient, he decided the procedure was too risky for someone so frail and called the procedure off.”