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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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    maryellen001

    about 4 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

    about 4 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

    about 4 years ago

    30 comments

    VERY TRUE

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    maryellen001

    about 4 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

    about 4 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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