Worry Grows About Aging Doctors’ Fitness to Practice - NYTimes.com: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"
Perhaps you remember Robert Young playing the role of Dr. Marcus Welby, an older and caring physician. There was something about an older and experienced doctor that gained people's trust and confidence.
Now in the real world we are finding as doctors age they are subject to the same diseases we are. The caveat is that they are performing sometimes risky procedures on us when they themselves have lost cognitive and fine motor abilities. This makes for potentially dangerous situations and as admitted in this article there is currently no system in place in most hospitals to make sure this doesn't happen. Patients beware!