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Half Of The US Doctors Don’t Report Colleagues

December 3, 2007
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Nearly half of all U.S. doctors fail to report incompetent or unethical colleagues, even though they agree that such mistakes should be reported, researchers said on Monday.

They found that 46 percent of physicians surveyed admitted they knew of a serious medical error that had been made but did not tell authorities about it.

Half of doctors mum about medical mistakes

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  1. December 25, 2007 1:12 am

    hey this is something really bad !
    but ya ! whatever they are doing they are doing for their own sake !

  2. December 25, 2007 9:44 am

    They cover their asses, which is kind of understandable. It happens in all professions though. Mistakes happens, to certain extend of course, but overall the system is quite strict and it is not that easy to hide huge stupid mistakes.

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