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Physician Impairment MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Physician Impairment
Tree Number(s)
I01.880.604.583.524.528.500
N03.706.535.606.528.500
Unique ID
D010815
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010815
Annotation
"inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill & safety to patient"; the causes may include alcohol & drug abuse, ment disord, phys disability, senility; coord IM with specific impairment (IM) + specialty if pertinent (IM)
Scope Note
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.
Previous Indexing
Clinical Competence (1975-1980)
Mental Disorders (1966-1980)
Physicians (1966-1980)
specific mental disorder
Public MeSH Note
81
History Note
81
Date Established
1981/01/01
Date of Entry
1980/05/13
Revision Date
1992/05/18
Physician Impairment Preferred
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