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Difficult Airways - April 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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3 8 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A P R I L 2 0 1 5 Give Disruptive Docs the Boot When it's time to fire bad behavior, follow the rules. N o one wants to work with a surgeon whose default setting is bad-mouthing or screaming at his staff, whose idea of "get- ting his point across" is throwing scalpels into the wall. Communication breaks down, imperiling patient care and satisfaction. Employees want to quit, or worse, to sue your facility for enabling a hostile work environment. If you care about your business, it's critical to protect it from the destruction that disruptive physicians cause. Let's review your recourse options. Spell out what defines bad behavior It's not enough to thoroughly vet the physicians you're recruiting to your medical staff and/or ownership group, and to regularly host training sessions on appropriate versus inappropriate behavior. You'll need to prepare a few contractual rules. Your facility's organizational documents should clearly spell out grounds for the repur- L E G A L U P D A T E Mark F. Weiss, JD z GIVE 'EM THE BOOT Don't let disruptive docs wreck your business from the inside.

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