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Physician health and wellbeing provide challenges to patient safety and outcome quality across the careerspan.

Williams BW, Flanders P. Physician health and wellbeing provide challenges to patient safety and outcome quality across the careerspan. Australas Psychiatry. 2016;24(2):144-147. doi:10.1177/1039856215626652.

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April 13, 2016
Williams BW, Flanders P. Australas Psychiatry. 2016;24(2):144-147.

This case series of physicians evaluated for fitness for duty found that health, independent of age, is related to worsening clinical performance. The authors recommend screening for physician fitness based on overall physical and mental health rather than at a given age threshold.

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Williams BW, Flanders P. Physician health and wellbeing provide challenges to patient safety and outcome quality across the careerspan. Australas Psychiatry. 2016;24(2):144-147. doi:10.1177/1039856215626652.