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Patient safety and the ageing physician: a qualitative study of key stakeholder attitudes and experiences.

White AA, Sage WM, Osinska PH, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2019;28:468-475.

High reliability fields like aviation employ policies to require that professionals retire from risky work at a certain age. Researchers interviewed health care system leaders and other stakeholders to devise recommendations for managing physicians as they age. Respondents emphasized patient safety as a guiding principle in addressing aging physicians' performance.