Are We Putting Excessive Pressure on Our Doctors?

According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, the United States will face a major healthcare threat within the next decade: a significant shortage of qualified medical professionals. The AAMC predicts that by 2025, US healthcare systems will be short approximately 130,600 physicians needed to meet growing patient demand. As hospitals face a potentially dire doctor deficit, experts are posing a key question: are we putting unreasonable amounts of pressure on our healthcare providers? Innovation advocate Dr. Noah Minskoff, life coach Viraj Yadav, and emergency physician Leana Wen weigh in on some of the largest challenges facing healthcare professionals, and the large-scale changes required to overcome them.