Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Retesting Inactive Physicians Not Required in Most States

According to a study conducted by the University of Michigan Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit and the American Board of Pediatrics, most states do not require physicians to undergo competency testing or retraining before they return to active practice.

The study warns that patient safety may be at risk since physicians may lose diagnostic and procedural skills during their year of inactivity.

Most states allow physicians to restore an active license even though they have not treated a patient for more than a year.

The full study is published in the journal, Pediatrics.

Source: UPI

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