The Threat Within: Disruptive Physicians as a Business and Liability Risk
Disruptive behavior by healthcare providers increases patient risks, undermines the mission and reputation of the practice or institution where the behavior occurs, impairs morale, causes staff turnover, and may lead to employment litigation.
Managing a disruptive physician is as critical as it is exhausting, and can lead to direct and indirect financial consequences. This article addresses how some of those behaviors manifest themselves, the potential legal and financial consequences arising from a failure to address the conduct, and considerations of a tiered response to disruptive behavior.
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