When Should a Doctor Speak Out?

This article in yesterday’s The Washington Post  reported that 96% of physicians thought that they should report an impaired or incompetent colleague – but 45% said that they did not always do so.

In addition, "46 percent said they had failed to report at least one serious medical error that they knew about, despite the fact that 93 percent of doctors said physicians should report all significant medical errors that they observe."

I am not saying anything negative about doctors by telling you about this article. I am simply saying that doctors are human and that sometimes their conduct falls below what they expect of themselves.

In others words, they are just like us.

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