Douglas Farrago MD discusses why ‘9 out of 10 administrators’ absolutely hate his new book, The Hospital Guide to Physician Retention: Why Creating A Physician-Friendly Environment Is Critical For Your Organization’s Success.

Dr. Farrago has been fighting to improve the state of medicine for decades, authoring books on direct care and pointing out the fallacies in health care at his blog, His newest book, The Hospital Guide to Physician Retention is focused on improving the work environment of physicians. You can find him at

“When doctors feel valued and have meaningful relationships with their patients and co-workers, they are much less likely to leave,” says Farrago, which saves hospitals up to $1 million per physician. “Happy doctors stay, and happy doctors help recruit other doctors, leading to happier and more satisfied patients.”

So, why did so many administrators hate this book?