Friday, August 13, 2010

Healthcare's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Is there a problem with the abuse of drugs and alcohol among physicians? Share

1 comment:

Nancy Reyes said...

about ten percent of physicians suffer from substance abuse.

A lot of it is intermittent (during time off) so not reported unless the doc comes in drunk or impaired.

And some is among specialists we don't see, such as psychiatrists or (more dangerous) anesthesiologists, where these docs don't interact with their collegues on a regular basis.