• Operating at a loss: Our health care system depends on physicians donating their time

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    During my third year of residency, I staggered my work hours in an attempt to avoid Boston's soul-crushing pre-pandemic traffic. Some days I would strategically arrive very early and other days I would leave very late. On the days I stayed in the office I would often see one of my supervising doctors there, working deep into the night. Why, I would wonder, was this doctor seemingly so... inefficient. I judged this toiling as a personal failure.
    Nearly three years later, having taken on a heavier caseload, I developed a deeper understanding of her work. This summer, for example, I needed to...
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