How Old Is Too Old To Operate? New Test Determines

drA Baltimore Sinai Hospital doctor has came up with an age ability test. Unlike most occupations, surgeons don’t have a mandatory retirement age. At the age many people retire, there are still surgeons performing surgeries in the operating room. Dr. Mark Katlic, a surgeon in Baltimore has come up with a number of hand-eye coordination test that will gauge a surgeon’s ability physically.

According to a source, it is estimated that there are 20,000 surgeons 70 and above who are still operating. “And we’ve heard that a number of surgeons have voluntarily retired when threatened with our test, as it were,” Katlic said. “But we’re hoping to support the surgeons as much as possible, too.”

The suggested age the test should be taken is 70 although the test does not set a specific age.

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