5 Shocking Stats About Doctors
Nina Kim | NursingLink
#3: Doctors Cover For Each Other
Working in a medical setting, it’s common for the staff to keep a close eye on each other to ensure all of the patients are safe and being treated properly. Like the whistle blower nurse who was acquitted of the felony charge for reporting a doctor, staff should certainly keep each other in check.
And most doctors would agree — 96% of doctors agree they should report impaired or incompetent colleagues or those who make serious mistakes. But the crazy part is that regardless, 46% of them admit to having turned a blind eye at least once.
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine