Becker's Healthcare April 18, 2024
Paige Haeffele

There are many systemic issues that all healthcare professionals are forced to grapple with, including staffing shortages, rising practice costs and decreasing reimbursement.

Becker’s connected with Agnes Hurtuk, MD, assistant professor and ambulatory medical director of ENT at Loyola Medicine in Chicago to elaborate on the biggest issues in the industry.

Note: This response has been edited lightly for length and clarity.

Question: What is the most insidious issue in healthcare?

Dr. Agnes Hurtuk: The growing national shortage of physicians and its impact on healthcare delivery and quality of care is one of the most insidious issues in healthcare. Over the last several years, I have had an increasing number of patients that I see in my otolaryngology practice ask...

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