In an illuminating study released on National Doctors’ Day, Pristyn Care and Lybrate Data Labs shed light on the issues burdening over 700 general surgeons across India. The study uncovers deep-seated dissatisfaction with the current medical infrastructure and compensation, along with an alarmingly high incidence of burnout.
An astounding 65% of the surveyed surgeons expressed discontent with India’s medical infrastructure, while 86% were unhappy with their pay compared to their Western colleagues. These figures underscore the real risk of a potential talent drain from India’s medical fraternity.
Burnout is another significant concern revealed by the study, with 48% of doctors succumbing to it due to difficulties in maintaining work-life balance, overwhelming administrative tasks, lack of resources, and the overall stress of the profession.
Additionally, the study provides insights into patients’ fears about general surgery, notably concerns about surgical pain, scarring, and anesthesia complications. Despite the technological progress in healthcare communication, face-to-face discussions remain the primary patient education tool for 60% of surgeons. The study also shows that laparoscopic surgery is the predominant choice among surgeons, making up 80.05% of the procedures.
Reflecting on these findings, Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor, Co-founder of Pristyn Care, emphasized the company’s commitment to supporting the mental and physical well-being of doctors and promoting a conducive environment for their growth.
The study, coming out on Doctors’ Day, underscores the need for a supportive and nurturing environment for doctors to flourish in their professional journey, while also ensuring their personal well-being.