Rethinking the Standard of Care in Treating Professional Athletes CLINICS IN SPORTS MEDICINE Poma, C., Sherman, S. L., Spence, B., Brenner, L. H., Bal, B. 2016; 35 (2): 269-+


There is public discussion and debate about the role of the team physician in professional sports. There is uncertainty over whether a separate legal standard of care should apply when treating professional athletes. This article advocates a single standard of care for all patients. This article also proposes that it would be useful for team physicians to develop a consensus that there should be a health policy for professional athletes. This health policy should aspire that professional athletes can complete their career, while minimizing the risk of cognitive or physical injuries that affect later quality of life.

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