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July 2022

Colin Smith obituary | Doctors

When my father, Colin Smith, who died aged 89, was a little boy during World War II, he observed that when someone was sick, there was a general feeling of relief when the doctor arrived. He wanted to be the person whose presence was so…

Can AI help doctors fight burnout?

Even before COVID-19, 40% of physicians said they felt burnt out. But the pandemic was a turning point. Working in jerry-rigged PPE in overcrowded and understaffed intensive care units, more than 3,600 American healthcare workers died in…

Facing the shortage of doctors

As the pandemic slowly turns into an endemic, its impact on primary care physicians continues to tug at the seams of an already frayed healthcare system. The looming shortage of doctors, predicted with growing urgency every year since the…