Mickey Mouse Medicine

A derogatory reference to non-patient-oriented duties that impact on physicians’ time—e.g., paperwork, bureaucracies and committees—all of which are necessary to document quality of health care, but do not utilise the skills for which physicians are trained. ‘Mickey Mouse physicians,’ an extension of the above, are those who dedicate themselves to ‘Mickey Mouse medicine’, i.e. ‘medicrats’ or practitioners of medical paperwork
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