The Medical Association of Georgia's Impaired Physicians Program. Review of the first 1000 physicians: analysis of specialty.

@article{Talbott1987TheMA,
  title={The Medical Association of Georgia's Impaired Physicians Program. Review of the first 1000 physicians: analysis of specialty.},
  author={G D Talbott and K V Gallegos and Philip O G Wilson and Thomas Dale Porter},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1987},
  volume={257 21},
  pages={2927-30}
}
Risk factors for the disease of chemical dependence, or addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, for physicians have not been clearly defined. Yet chemical dependence is believed to be a leading occupational hazard for physicians. This study compares the specialties of a population of physicians assessed for the presence of impairment (study group, N = 1000) with the distribution of specialties for all US physicians. Only 21 of the total were found to be free of impairment from chemical dependence or… CONTINUE READING

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