Hospital bullies can impact patient outcomes

Bullying in the hospital setting by doctors or other employees could impact patient outcomes and potentially even the organization's bottom line, according to an opinion article in Aeon magazine. Harvard Medical School student Ilana Yurkiewicz argues that bullying can lead to all sorts of negative outcomes, including below-average surgical stitchings and all sorts of other breakdowns. "When anger and intimidation flow down, information stops flowing up. The chain of communication becomes clogged," she writes. At the same time, harshness is often equated with competence. Read the full report at FierceHealthcare