Medindia

X

25% of Doctors Prefer to Keep Mum About Incompetent Colleagues

by Savitha C Muppala on  March 8, 2011 at 11:44 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Nearly 25% of doctors who worked with incompetent colleagues did not bring it to the notice of authorities, a survey has revealed.
 25% of Doctors Prefer to Keep Mum About Incompetent Colleagues
25% of Doctors Prefer to Keep Mum About Incompetent Colleagues
Advertisement

When they were quizzed about professional ethics, the survey revealed that one in five GPs did not value patients' interest† above †their own financial interests. Most of the doctors frankly said that they received free gifts and samples from drug companies.

Advertisement
Niall Dickson, the Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said, "As the study finds, there is strong support among UK doctors for the values set out in our guidance. There are some worrying findings however; including that one in four doctors did not raise concerns about another incompetent or poorly performing doctor, although it is clear that some of the doctors believed the concerns were being dealt with by others. Doctors have a clear duty to put patients' interests first and act to protect them; this includes raising concerns about colleagues when necessary."



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All