Physician Impairment: Exploring the Health Issues and Determinants

  • Yogesh Acharya Assistant Professor Research Director, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Avalon University School of Medicine, Sta. Rosaweg 122-124, Willemstad, Curacao, Netherland Antilles
  • Aanchal Gupta Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Bhawana Acharya VHA home health care, Child and family health department, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Priyanka Karki Nobel Medical College and Hospital, Department of oral health and hygiene, Biratnagar, Nepal
  • MV Raghavendra Rao Avalon University School of Medicine, Willemstad, Curacao.
  • Sateesh Arja Avalon University School of Medicine, Willemstad, Curacao.
Keywords: Physician impairment, psychosocial problems, accidental hazards, public health.


Physician impairment is a critical issue in health care setting. Physicians have an exaggerated risk of psychosocial problems. The most common psychiatric problems in the physician can be isolated psychiatric conditions or substance abuse. Physician impairment due to psychosocial problems, substance abuse, burnout or accidental health care hazards can result in adverse personal, social and professional consequences. Due to the nature of the work, physician impairment can result in significant compromise in patients’ health. It is absolute necessary to have a definitive set of programs within each health care facility to target physician impairment preserving the functionality and optimal health output of health care provider and the receiver.


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Acharya Y, Gupta A, Acharya B, Karki P, Rao MR, Arja S. Physician Impairment: Exploring the Health Issues and Determinants. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2017Jun.18 [cited 2020Aug.7];3(2):1-. Available from: