One or more conditions may result in a healthcare provider being unable to adequately care for patients.
Causes of impairment may include:
(1) alcohol and substance abuse or addiction
(2) mental illness including burnout
(3) behavioral problems
(4) cognitive impairment (from age, lack of sleep or illness)
(5) physical impairment
(6) any other reason
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Purpose: To evaluate a healthcare provider for evidence of impairment.
Objective: psychological response, public health