Tuesday, March 12, 2013

amednews: Deal with physician impairment before it's a safety risk

Attorneys and experts recommend that practices have policies that address how to define and handle a colleague who might represent a safety threat to patients.
By Karen Caffarini, March 11, 2013.

An impaired or incompetent physician can be a liability to a medical practice and pose a safety threat to patients. Still, some practices have found it difficult to discipline or report such a physician, especially if he or she is a partner in the practice or a longtime colleague with a previously impeccable career.
Read the rest at amednews.com.

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