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5 Shocking Stats About Doctors

Nina Kim | NursingLink

#3: Doctors Cover For Each Other

When someone’s life and well-being is placed into the hands of doctors, those doctors have the grave responsibility to do everything in their power to heal that patient. But not everyone is perfect — we all make mistakes.

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

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