Should you give references?

March 1, 2004

The following article was reprinted with permission from Medical Economics magazine, another of Advanstar Medical Economics Healthcare publications. Weiss is senior editor of Medical Economics. For more information on the article, please visit Medical Economics MagazineYour receptionist lets you know that a Dr. Smith is on the phone, and he's checking the references of Jane Miller, a former staffer. You and your employees are thrilled that Jane no longer works for you. She was chronically late, sloppy, rude to patients, and was about to be fired when she quit, ostensibly for family reasons, about a year ago. "What should I tell him? Do you want to talk to him?"