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Physician Practice Drift in Office Setting

September 2017

According to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), "practice drift" occurs when physicians offer patients treatments that “expand or shift their practice to additional areas beyond their recognized specialty."

This article includes healthcare ethics content, which may help meet CME credit ethics requirements in some states.

CASE ONE
Inadvertent Drifting When Treating the “Whole Patient”

CASE TWO
Set Adrift By Good Intentions — Treating Friends, Family and Employees

CASE THREE 
Inadequate Training

CASE FOUR 
Poor Patient Selection

 

September 2017
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