Bureaucracy Steals Doctors' Time

– I was not a doctor to sit at a desk. Why I chose this profession was meeting with the patient. Now we have barely a few minutes for each patient, "said the clinic representative for younger doctors association at Aker Hospital, Dr. Ruth Foseide Flenning (39) to Aftenposten.

She tells that a doctor's life has changed in recent years. Doctors get more and more tasks that keep them away from contact with patients.

– I am my own secretary. In addition to the traditional medical tasks I have to spend lots of time on new tasks like ordering blood tests or even write notes, "says Flenning.

Hospital's Economy is More important than Patiets' Health

According to the article on Aftenposten, another recent study shows that three out of four physicians believe that the hospital's economic priorities prevent them from performing work in the best possible way.

The doctors feel that hospital management is much more concerned about the budget than the quality of treatment.

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