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5 Shocking Stats About Doctors

Nina Kim | NursingLink

#1: Doctors DON’T Wash Their Hands


UV light showing the amount of germs on unwashed hands



It’s common knowledge that washing your hands is the best way to avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs and infection. Most people wash their hands before preparing food or treating wounds and after they use the bathroom or handle dirty objects, like money or diapers.

As a health care professional, you probably know the proper hand-washing guidelines through and through and follow them, but did you know more than half of doctors don’t? It’s been reported that 60% of doctors don’t follow hand-washing guidelines.


Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report



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    maryellen001

    almost 5 years ago

    30 comments

    DOCTORS ARE PEOPLE JUST LIKE US.. MOST DO NOT SMOKE I CAN TELL YOU THAT, BUT JUST LIKE THE REST OF US, WE ALL OR MOST STRUGGLE WITH OBESITY

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    maryellen001

    almost 5 years ago

    30 comments

    OH COME ON, PREVENTING PREGNANCY IN A TEENAGER NOTHING WRONG HERE, AND ALL THE DRS AT PLANNED PARENTHOUD? SORRY ABOUT THE SPELLING, BUT ALWAYS INFORMED OF ALL THE COMPLACATIONS

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    maryellen001

    almost 5 years ago

    30 comments

    VERY TRUE

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    maryellen001

    almost 5 years ago

    30 comments

    SO THEY SHOW PRESENTATIONS TO THE OFFICE STAFF AND BRING LUNCH, AND SUPPLY THE OFFICE WITH FREE SAMPLES FOR THEIR PATIENTS TO HELP THEM, SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM, JUST IN CASE THEY CAN'T TOLERATE IT FOR WHAT EVER REASON, IN THE 80'S THEY GAVE DRS TICKETS TO BIG SPORTS GAMES, VACATIONS ETC, THAT HAS STOPPED WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW IS NOT WRONG

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    clisshee

    almost 5 years ago

    12 comments

    While I find this article to be good, I also find it to be somewhat one sided on certin things. Number 2 in particluar is bothersome to me. Yes, I have seen MDs accept free drug samples, pens, lunches etc, and yes I feel that pharm companies should spend that money on drug research instead, however I have seen MDs put the free drug samples to good use. I have seen quite a number of doctors give those free drug samples to families that have little money and can't afford the prices of the RXs. And while I have never witnessed a MD prescribe a contraceptive to a adolescent with our counseling a parent, I feel that might be a case by case situation.

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