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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

On patient safety: when are we too old to operate?

Lee MJ. Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 2016;474:895-8.

High-risk industries often have mandatory requirements to determine if a practitioner can safely provide certain services. This commentary offers insights from a physician regarding the potential for a mandated retirement age for surgeons and describes efforts to address whether aging physicians can still practice safely, including a mandated skill assessment screening and a comprehensive neurocognitive testing program.