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The Impaired Surgeon.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Sudan, R; Seymour, K
Published in: Surg Clin North Am
February 2016

Impaired physicians are unable to manage professional activities safely. Impairment can be the result of physical or mental disorders, but impaired physicians commonly refers to those suffering from substance use disorders. These disorders are at least as common in physicians as they are in the general population, and physician health programs have been established in each state to provide expeditious and detailed evaluation, referral to treatment facilities, and post-treatment monitoring to ensure compliance. These programs protect participants against sanctions and safeguard patients. The prognosis for participants is excellent, with more than 70% able to practice medicine at 5 years.

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Published In

Surg Clin North Am

DOI

EISSN

1558-3171

Publication Date

February 2016

Volume

96

Issue

1

Start / End Page

89 / 93

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Surgery
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Prevalence
  • Physician Impairment
  • Humans
  • General Surgery
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Sudan, R., & Seymour, K. (2016). The Impaired Surgeon. Surg Clin North Am, 96(1), 89–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.suc.2015.09.006
Sudan, Ranjan, and Keri Seymour. “The Impaired Surgeon.Surg Clin North Am 96, no. 1 (February 2016): 89–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.suc.2015.09.006.
Sudan R, Seymour K. The Impaired Surgeon. Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Feb;96(1):89–93.
Sudan, Ranjan, and Keri Seymour. “The Impaired Surgeon.Surg Clin North Am, vol. 96, no. 1, Feb. 2016, pp. 89–93. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.suc.2015.09.006.
Sudan R, Seymour K. The Impaired Surgeon. Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Feb;96(1):89–93.
Journal cover image

Published In

Surg Clin North Am

DOI

EISSN

1558-3171

Publication Date

February 2016

Volume

96

Issue

1

Start / End Page

89 / 93

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Surgery
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Prevalence
  • Physician Impairment
  • Humans
  • General Surgery
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences