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Aging Doctors: Time for Mandatory Competency Testing?
MedPage Today

The idea that all doctors turning 65 or 70 should be routinely screened for age-related physical or mental slippage to assure they won’t hurt patients sounds like overkill to Paul Goldfarb, MD. “There’s already so much peer review, continuing education, maintenance of certification and self assessment” and testing, the 72-year-old San Diego oncology surgeon said last week after wrapping up a partial pancreatectomy.

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