The Human Cost of Modern Hospital and Healthcare

  • Rifat LatifiEmail author


The burnout, depression, unhappiness with work and life balance, and physician suicide are an important public health problem. Most recently, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has published data on alarming 30% increase of suicidal rate among Americans. The suicidal rate among physicians is higher than the general population. Unfortunately, few studies have evaluated information about mental health comorbidities and psychosocial stressors which may contribute to physician suicide. While many factors have been stressed as culprit for this major crisis, the fact remain that we need to do more as society and particularly as academic health institutions, as hospitals, and as surgical leadership of major organizations.


Burnout Suicidal Surgeons Anesthesiologist Physician suicidal rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York Medical College, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery and Westchester Medical CenterValhallaUSA

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