December 11, 2012

How Old Is Too Old to Be a Doctor?

Sandra Boodman, Washington Post


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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.

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TAGGED: Hospitals, Age, Doctors

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