It strikes me as weird to expect so much from doctors (sacrificing personal lives, sleep, their own health, etc) when the rest of health care is moving towards a penny pinching, profit driven system that has little regard for its employees and more for its stock holders.
I would never be comfortable working to the point where I may get into a car accident just driving home from work because of lack of sleep when some administrator above me works 8 hours max, has a fraction of the training and makes as much, if not more than a doctor.
Medicine should not be about money, but when you start to feel you are only appreciated in the hospital as a revenue source and constantly harassed about how to bill, it is hard not to feel that way..
vds203, commenter (and speaker of the truth) on "Why Doesn’t Medical Care Get Better When Doctors Rest More?", The New Yorker, August 2013 —