Late Career Health Screening
Why Age Based Screening?
Here are some highlights of publications and events related to PACE’s involvement in the discourse about assessing late-career physicians:
- 2006: Dr. Norcross, Director of the UC San Diego PACE Program, authored a feature in the California Medical Board’s Action Report entitled "Toward a More Accountable Profession: The Case of the Aging Physician"
- 2011: The Coalition for Physician Enhancement (CPE), a binational consortium of Post-Licensure Physician Assessment providers had their fall conference in San Diego, with the PACE Program as the host. The topic of the meeting was “Practicing medicine longer: The impact of aging on physician clinical performance and quality of care” (Access video footage of the conference.)
- 2013: Conference proceedings of the above conference were published in the Journal of Medical Regulation. ( Journal of Medical Regulation: “Approaching the Issue of the Aging Physician Population”, Volume 99, No 1 ) This article went on to receive Article of the Year recognition by the Federation of State Medical Boards in 2015.
- 2014: Dr. Bazzo presented on the topic to the AMA's Senior Physicians Section Annual Meeting on June 7, 2014.
- 2015: The PACE Program completed a pilot study of 30 volunteer physicians in different age cohorts. PACE administered the PACE Aging Physician Assessment (LCHS) battery and reviewed the experience of the physicians that took part in the study.
- 2016: Dr. Bazzo provided a presentation to the AMA Work Group of Senior/Late Career Physicians convened by the Council on Medical Education in collaboration with the Senior Physicians Section to inform AMA upcoming policy on “Assuring Safe and Effective Care for Patients by Senior/Late Career Physicians (A-15)”