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Physician Impairment

"Physician Impairment" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The physician's inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to the patient due to the physician's disability. Common causes include alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, and senility.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Physician Impairment" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Physician Impairment" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 35 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2012 and 2013
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