Doctors Behaving Badly

Behaving badly A survey of more than 4,500 physicians, nurses and other health professionals at about 100 community hospitals suggests that disruptive behavior may affect patients and staff. Respondents who believe disruptive behavior is linked to: Staff dissatisfaction 75% Detrimental effects on quality 72% Medical errors 71% Adverse events 66% Compromises in patient safety 53% Patient mortality 25% Respondents who said they witnessed disruptive behavior by: General surgeons 31% Cardiovascular surgeons 21% Neurosurgeons 15% Orthopedic surgeons 7% Cardiologists 7% Ob-gyns 6% Gastroenterologist s 4% Neurologists 4% 

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management


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