Journal Article

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

White AA; Sage WM; Osinska PH; Salgaonkar MJ; Gallagher TH.

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.