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Major Trend: Docs Distancing Themselves from Pts, Long Hours, & Being on Call

The *New York Times* includes an article: "More Physicians Say No to
Endless Workdays" by Gardiner Harris.

Here are some excerpts:

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Dr. Dewar's change of heart demonstrates the significant changes in
American medicine that are transforming the way patients get care.

For decades, medicine has been dominated by fiercely independent doctors
who owned their practices, worked night and day, had comfortable incomes
and rarely saw their families.