- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Board upheld in denying practice exclusivity to licensees based on FTC v. North Carolina Dental Examiners
- Physician seeking exam exemption from national specialty certifying body must bring suit in Texas, where certifier is located
- Discipline of agent who defrauded clients & skipped hearing upheld
- Discipline of licensee for showing patient records to wife upheld
- Board must hear MD’s appeal of order to submit to three-day impairment evaluation
The number of physicians in the US aged 65 and over quadrupled between 1975 and 2013, and whilst certain attributes key to the delivery of quality health care may increase with age, there is a tendency for poorer performance the further a physician gets from graduation, reports the blog AMA Wire. A quarter of physicians are now 65 or older.
The notion of age-based competency screening programs has been around for a long time, and is already implemented in several fields of care, but the question . . .
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