In response to "Joint Commission standard targets bad doc behavior":
Unfortunately your "disruptive doc" requirements are just one more lopsided tool that hospital administrators can use against physicians who criticize them for their bad behavior when it comes to safety and physician and nursing support.
To me this is just more proof positive that your organization serves hospital financial interests before patients. You have no such policy which holds hospitals responsible for their disruptive behavior, nor is there a means by which physicians can safely voice their concerns. Shame on you!
Michael Southworth, M.D.To submit a letter to the Modern Physician Reader Blog, click here. Please include your name, title, company and hometown.