My best friend, and ex medical partner, texted me about the following:
The hospital has moved all the OB and Peds doctors into one large room. Took away their offices. Each works in a 5 by 5 cubicle. All docs leaving. Hiring mid levels.
Yup. One doctor is fighting to put her diploma on the cubicle wall but, alas, was rejected.
Well, the plan is working. The administrators always wanted to pay less and are doing whatever they can to accomplish this.
- Remove physician offices. Check.
- Force doctors who have a backbone to leave. Check.
- Have midlevels replace doctors. Check.
It is just so sad.
And how about the cubicle concept? Where did I see that NOT work before? Oh, yeah, the movie Office Space.
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