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World J Clin Cases. Nov 16, 2015; 3(11): 930-934
Published online Nov 16, 2015. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v3.i11.930
Physician disruptive behaviors: Five year progress report
Alan H Rosenstein
Alan H Rosenstein, Independent Practitioner Internal Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States
Author contributions: Rosenstein AH solely contributed to this paper.
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Correspondence to: Alan H Rosenstein, MD, MBA, Internist, Educator, Consultant, Independent Practitioner Internal Medicine, 139 15th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States.
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Received: April 9, 2015
Peer-review started: April 9, 2015
First decision: June 24, 2015
Revised: July 16, 2015
Accepted: August 13, 2015
Article in press: August 14, 2015
Published online: November 16, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Disruptive behaviors in health care can have a significant adverse effect on staff interactions that can negatively impact staff satisfaction, staff performance, and patient outcomes of care. Disruptive incidents are more likely to occur in high risk settings such as the Obstetrical arena. Despite growing evidence of the ill effects of these types of behaviors many organizations are still having a difficult time in addressing these issues in an effective manner. Gaining a better understanding of the nature, causes, and impact of these behaviors and providing appropriate early and supportive interventions is crucial to finding the right remedies for solution.