Evaluation of the Aging Physician

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT)

Speakers: Dr. David Bazzo

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This webinar is also being offered as part of a three-webinar series that will focus on Physician Performance. Included in this package is access to the following three live webinar offerings:

  • Evaluation of the Aging Physician (June 15)
  • How to Move Peer Review from Quality Assurance to Performance Improvement (July 27)
  • Negligent Credentialing: How To Avoid Being In The Headlines (August 24)

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As the National healthcare community has embarked on a nuanced discussion about aging as a risk factor for poor performance among physicians, a spectrum of approaches to screening have been put into practice, ranging from the expensive and aggressive to the cursory. Dr. Bazzo presents the results of a pilot study on an inexpensive but inclusive screening battery for physicians, the PACE Aging Physician Assessment (PAPA). Dr. Bazzo will review the initial rationale (based on his experience in high stakes physician assessment) for each of the screening tools, how the study was conducted, and what has been learned about these tools from the study.  Additionally, Dr. Bazzo will postulate the advantages and hurdles of properly implementing such a screening battery.

What You Will Learn:

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the changing attitudes around and approaches to aging as a risk factor for poor performance among physicians. 
  • Identify the findings of the PACE Aging Physician Assessment (PAPA) Pilot Study, including the rationale for PAPA screening tools and what has been learned about them.
  • Analyze the practicality of administering a screening battery locally

Who Should Attend:

MSPs who are interested in hearing about te PACE Aging Physician Assessment and how to implement it.


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Non-Members: $75
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CE Credits:

This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CE Credits.

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