Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Bhupendra O. Khatri

April 23, 2019

Healthcare Crisis and Physician Burnout

More than half of US physicians are experiencing burnout, and at least one of them commits suicide every day. That statistic is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. This lecture will cover the reasons for this crisis and the urgency of the pressures brought to bear on American physicians in this era of corporate takeovers of private medical practices.

This is a crisis on many fronts — from the lack of affordability of healthcare services and prescriptions at one end of the spectrum, to the appalling salaries of hospital, insurance-company, and pharmaceutical-manufacturers at the other end. Join us for stories of some of the hundreds of physicians suffering from the far-reaching ramification of this crisis if we fail to bring it under control.