JAMA Health Forum | Actions Against Physician Licenses for Substance Use, Psychological or Physical Impairment

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About The Study: Researchers examined the frequency of actions taken against physician licenses because of substance use and psychological or physical impairment from 2004 to 2020.

Authors: Lisa S. Rotenstein, M.D., M.B.A., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.1163)

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