The ageing surgeon: a qualitative study of expert opinions on assuring performance and supporting safe career transitions among older surgeons
Rupert Sherwood, Marie Bismark
BMJ QUALITY & SAFETY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Unlike some other safety critical professions, there is no mandatory age of retirement for doctors, including surgeons. Medical regulators in Australia are implementing additional checks on doctors from the age of 70. We describe expert opinions on assuring performance and supporting career transitions among older surgeons. METHODS: In this qualitative study, experts in four countries were purposively selected for their expertise in surgical governance. Experts responded to interviews (Australia, New Zealand and UK) or a survey (Canada). A tiered framework of interventions was developed by integrating findings with previous literature and responsive regulation theory. RESULTS: 52..View full abstract
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RS used funds available through the continuing medical education allowance as employee of Western Health, VIC, who also approved 6 months Sabbatical Leave to facilitate the research. MB was funded by a research grant from the Avant Foundation and an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship.