Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: Program directors in our study believed
that alcohol and substance abuse were underlying causes contributing to the
poor performance of their problem residents "half of the time or more frequently"
in 2% of the cases. Similarly, the program directors responded that substance
abuse rehabilitation programs were helpful "half of the time or more frequently"
for 7% of problem residents in situations in which this intervention was felt
to be applicable.
Yao DC, Wright SM. Alcohol and Substance Abuse Among Medical Residents—Reply. JAMA. 2000;284(22):2874. doi:10.1001/jama.284.22.2869