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Letters Traits of “disruptive doctors”

The sin is not perfectionism but poor leadership

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 01 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1301
  1. Andre van As, retired physician, Drexel Medical School1
  1. 1West Chester, PA 19380, USA
  1. andre1273{at}

Doctors have the responsibility of “getting it right” when delivering patient care. Insisting on high standards is the correct approach despite opposition from others who think it too demanding. As a paediatric intern, I learnt from my consultants that incomplete input/output charts were unacceptable to the team taking over a shift. The responsible person …

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