December 11, 2012
How Old Is Too Old to Be a Doctor?
Sandra Boodman, Washington Post
A distinguished vascular specialist in his 80s performs surgery, then goes on vacation, forgetting he has patients in the hospital; one subsequently dies because no doctor was overseeing his care. An internist who suffered a stroke gets lost going from one exam room to another in his own office.
TAGGED: Hospitals, Age, Doctors