Physicians Hold Drexit Vote, Doctors Exit Medicine

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KANSAS CITY, KS – A large, synchronous exhale was heard this morning as the results of Drexit, or Doctors Exiting Medicine, came in.  Millions of doctors around the country voted to leave medicine this Saturday.  “Physician suicide and burnout is on the rise, and something needed to be done,” Drexit movement leader, Charles Barker, told reporters.  “This is a safety and sanity issue.”

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“We should have been treated better, had longer patient encounters, better hours, improved reimbursement, less charting,” he continued.  “In fact, it has been getting progressively worse over the last 20 years, with no improvement in sight.  So we voted to leave medicine.  If Britain can leave the EU, we can leave medicine.”

Physicians everywhere are very excited and optimistic for the first time in their careers.  “Ever since I started medicine I slowly became more callous toward others, just a miserable person,” Dr. Rosenthal, a general surgeon told reporters.  “To think we all exit and start over new, from scratch, WOW!  I might go on a trip or something.”

Studies have shown that physicians, not administrators or insurance companies, are an essential component to medical care.  Despite this they have been given tasks that have nothing to do with medical care.  “We hire administrators to do administrative work, and then they tell us to do the very work they are hired to do?!  What are they even doing?” ER physician Dr. Kale told GomerBlog.  “We’ve had it.”

“The possibility that I wouldn’t have to spend my time making sure I billed correctly, instead I could make sure I am treating the patient correctly?” hospitalist David Cross asked.  “Count me in!”

“We love to talk about physician burnout every year and how an increasing number of physicians suffer from it, with no solutions.  This is a solution,” Drexit leader Dr. Barker exclaimed.

Rumors are circulating that nurses may follow in a Nurexit, but they were unavailable to comment due to high patient-staff ratios.

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