Study Calls for National Solution for Problem DoctorsBy: Jana Sullinger, MD On: Thu 02 of Feb., 2006 06:33 MST (7258 Reads)
Problem doctors: is there a system-level solution?
In this January article recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the authors Leape and Fromson, call for a national solution to assure "acceptable physician performance". The article primarily centers on hospital based physicians. Based on the author's review, they summarize that hospitals are not capable of developing the systems and measures necessary to evaluate physician performance, and assure patient safety. The full text of the article is available here (121.00 Kb).
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