Old docs and new tricks

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7494.792-b (Published 31 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:792

Seasoned doctors may be better than young doctors at some things

  1. Louis B Jacques (JacquesL@georgetown.edu), physician
  1. 918 Barracuda Cove Court, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA

    EDITOR—Spurgeon reports that the doctors' standards of care drop with years in practice.1 When I began clinical practice in the late 1980s I thought that one key to being a “good doc” was keeping up with the latest drugs and technologies. I was …

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