Why physician burnout could be healthcare's biggest disruptor 

Luis Argueso, partner at InHealth Advisors, joined Becker's to discuss what the most concerning healthcare disruptors. 

Question: What healthcare disruptor is concerning you right now?

Editor's note: This response was edited lightly for length and clarity. 

Luis Argueso: The extraordinary rate of provider burnout is the most concerning healthcare disruptor to me. When combined with physician shortages, America's healthcare workforce is under enormous strain as the population ages and the demand for healthcare services increases. There are no quick solutions to this problem given the time to train new practitioners, although increases to the number of resident slots are a good start. Provider shortages will lead to delays in care and increased costs, at a time when healthcare is already hard to find and difficult to afford. This concern doesn't just impact patients; given the way healthcare is financed (through taxes for government payers or forgone compensation for employees), we all bear the financial cost.   

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