LinkedIn June 13, 2019
Robert Pearl, M.D. Podcast co-host at Fixing Healthcare with Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr

If there’s one thing every American healthcare provider and participant can agree on, it’s who’s to blame for the medical system’s poor clinical outcomes and runaway spending.

“Not me.”

A pair of high-profile articles recently shed light on our nation’s obsession with finger-pointing and our individual unwillingness to accept responsibility for the current healthcare crisis.

In a New York Times op-ed titled “The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses,” author and Bellevue physician Danielle Ofri tells of the endless torment that doctors and nurses endure at the hands of healthcare’s supervillains.

Greedy administrators overwork people and understaff hospitals. Insurers nitpick and resist every attempt physicians make to care for patients. Electronic medical records rob healthcare workers of time...