Disruptive physicians continue to be a big problem, study finds

Instances of doctors using profanity, refusing to follow protocol or even engaging in outright physical assault continue to plague healthcare organizations. In fact, more than 70 percent of physicians say disruptive physician behavior occurs at least once a month at their facilities, according to a new study of more than 840 physicians and physician leaders from QuantiaMD and the American College of Physician Executives. More than 10 percent say that such unprofessional incidents happen daily. This issue is something healthcare organizations cannot take lightly, as nearly all physicians--99 percent--believe that disruptive behavior ultimately affects patient care. Study