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WVU in the News: American Health Care Is Sick—and its Workers Are Too

Clay Marsh, M.D., vice president and executive dean for WVU Health Sciences, recently published an observation piece in Scientific American's online publication. 

Marsh addresses American medical students, physicians and nurses about the state of our healthcare system, how its healthcare workers are sick and why West Virginia is taking a different approach.

"Health care is a big business, and our system reimburses hospitals and health care workers for caring for the sickest people rather than healthiest ones. This process depletes healers’ energy and often causes them to become exhausted and sick. That means all of us who work in or study to work in health care are at risk. To break this vicious cycle, we need self-scrutiny and willingness to change."

To read the post, visit Scientific American online

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