A picture (or a graph) is worth a thousand words.
We might be facing a physician shortage, but apparently not an administrative one. Top-heavy management is another reason health care continues to cost more and more, and physicians feel more crushed by bureaucracy and paperwork.
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The graph is from Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a group that supports a single-payer or “Medicare for all” health care system.
I found it through a post on KevinMD that questions whether a single-payer system will really cut down the amount of administrative waste in health care. The author is doubtful.