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Journal Article

Patterns of disrespectful physician behavior at an academic medical center: implications for training, prevention, and remediation.

Hopkins J, Hedlin H, Weinacker A, et al. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2018;93:1679-1685.

Unprofessional and disruptive physician behavior can compromise safety culture and has been associated with adverse events. Researchers retrospectively reviewed events involving disrespectful provider behavior at a single academic medical center. Male physicians and those in procedural specialties were more likely to be involved in an event involving unprofessional behavior.