Trainee Physicians Demonstrate Similar Rates Of Disrespectful Behavior As Faculty In The Same Specialty

Behavior: Authors analyzed 359 validated complaints of disrespectful behavior by physicians at one academic medical center over a 4-year time period.  The most common locations for disrespectful behavior events were the operating room (for faculty) and inpatient units (for trainees).  Independent predictors of events were male gender and procedural specialty.  Rates of such behavior by faculty and trainee within the same specialty were highly correlated (Spearman’s rho 0.90).  Specific specialties with the highest rates of events were orthopedics, cardiothoracic surgery, otolaryngology, surgery, and neurosurgery.  However, absolute rates were quite low in all specialties and most cited physicians were reported for only one event. — Laura Willett, MD

Link To Article

Hopkins J, Hedlin H, Weinacker A, Desai M., Patterns of Disrespectful Physician Behavior at an Academic Medical Center: Implications for Training, Prevention, and Remediation, Acad Med. 2018 Jan 9.
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