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A Columbia doctor sexually abused patients for decades

Columbia Spectator

By Aaron Holmes

“In the system itself, the cards are all stacked against the victim, against the patient. The physician has clout, has status, and for anything to happen it typically will take dozens of accusations,” Azza AbuDagga, one of the authors of the Public Citizen publication, says. “We need these safeguards for patients, and they should be at multiple levels, including educating patients, training for providers including bystander reporting, and ways to encourage reporting.”

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