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Clinician Competency Resources

Clinical Competency Resources

In 2015, the American Medical Association (AMA) reported that physicians 65 years and older represented 23% of the physicians in the United States, and that percentage was increasing. Research has revealed that although there is an increase in accumulated wisdom and verbal knowledge with age, there is also an overall decline in recall memory, cognitive processing efficiency, and executive reasoning. The implications for patient safety are paramount.

The subject of clinical competency can be a difficult one, especially if you are suddenly faced with a potential patient safety issue in your practice. Well before you feel as though there might be an issue, we would encourage you to consider this topic, as it could…

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