The April 21st issue of The Medical Post featured a terrific article on Medical Misconceptions, and some interesting facts. For instance:
1. The average doctor retires at age 71 (probably because we have no pension, sick days, vacation days, or drug plan)
2. The average number of hours of training to become a doctor is over 40,000
3. The average age a doctor actually starts working after residency is 31.
4. A leading cause of physician burnout is uncompensated paperwork of 5-10 hours per week on average.
1. Doctors are paid for writing prescriptions. This is blatantly false and always has been.
2. Doctors get all sorts of free goodies from drug companies ; in fact, doctors no longer are allowed to even get a pen with a drug name on it.