Would a Hippocratic Oath for health care executives make a difference?

Would a Hippocratic Oath for health care executives make a difference? Probably not. Nonetheless, there is ample evidence that the organizational cultures of too many hospitals are not conducive to physician well-being.

In a provocative blog posted on May 2, 2019, emergency medicine physician Mark Borden indicated a Hippocratic Oath was urgently needed for administrators.

Dr. Borden wrote: “Physician employment was, and is, obviously an intrinsically flawed structure …

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