ability to practice medicine

Ability to Practice Medicine

The cognitive capacity to make appropriate clinical diagnoses and exercise reasonable medical judgements, keep abreast of medical developments, refer patients to appropriate providers, prescribe appropriate medications and other substances, maintain and review patients’ charts, and provide health care services for patients.

ability to practice medicine

Medical malpractice The cognitive capacity to make appropriate clinical diagnoses and exercise reasonable medical judgements, keep abreast of medical developments, refer Pts to appropriate providers, prescribe appropriate medications and other substances, maintain and review Pts' charts, and provide coverage for Pts. See Impaired health care worker.
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We support efforts to prevent unjust lawsuits, which undermine physicians' ability to practice medicine, and discourage physicians from practicing in the state.
It would provide for the very first time, to those physicians who wanted it, the ability to practice medicine in many more jurisdictions than ever before.
This essentially eliminates the free flow of patient information from the Fallon health care system to my new practice opportunity at the UMass medical group practice - access that is desperately needed to maintain my ability to practice medicine in a safe and effective manner.
Instead, our ability to practice medicine is hampered by "gatekeepers" whose responsibility is to maximize the profits of insurance companies, not the welfare of patients.
The sanctions would impact a doctor's NASS standing, but would not affect a physician's ability to practice medicine.
No one decries this loss of ability to practice medicine more than the patients; they are coming to understand that something of real value has been lost.
The court concluded the legislature wanted to discourage individuals, who otherwise would be protected, from acting out of an improper motive in light of the potentially devastating impact of these reports on a physician's ability to practice medicine.
He declared that his ability to practice medicine had been impaired, his ability treat patients had been compromised, and he could not accommodate many patients who had requested the hospital for their labor and delivery needs based on the hospital's reputation.
They are restoring the ability to practice medicine in the way that many doctors think it should be practiced.
Nine months after her injury, spurred by her desire to regain the ability to practice medicine, she, in concurrence with her neurologist and with the support of family members, enrolled as a trainee in the Brain Injury Day Treatment Program at the New York University Medical Center in Manhattan.
In 2013, physicians will need to closely monitor developments around the implementation of these critical provisions, to understand how they will directly affect their patients and ability to practice medicine.
A primary concern is the determination of whether the physician is suffering from a disorder to a degree that interferes with his or her ability to practice medicine.