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November 01, 2018 Letter to the Editor

Physician Health Program Outcome Data Should Be Viewed with Caution

By Nicholas D. Lawson and J. Wesley Boyd

In “Physician Health Programs: A Model for Treating Substance Use Disorders” from the winter 2018 issue of The Judges’ Journal, authors Robert L. DuPont and Lisa J. Merlo make a number of claims regarding physician health programs (PHPs) that we believe paint an overly rosy picture of their effectiveness and also fail to note a number of other problematic issues with these programs.

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