The phrase used to describe several kinds of bad behavior by a physician or other health professional in the United Kingdom and nations with similar medicolegal systems. It includes sex with a patient, prescribing or providing narcotics without appropriate medical indication, falsifying financial records, etc. In law it may apply to any gross violation of fiduciary duties. The penalty is usually permanent or temporary revocation of the license to practice.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.