95% of doctors say they believe working while sick could cause harm, but 83% say they do it anyway.
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Doctors refuse to take sick days, even when they know it puts their patients at risk.
In a recent survey, 95% said they believed working while sick could cause harm. But 83% said they do it anyway.
Doctors and nurses refuse to take sick days even when they believe that their illness will put patients at risk, according to a new paper published in JAMA Pediatrics.
The study found that peer pressure was often to blame -- many clinicians show up to work sick out of fear of letting down their patients, and being ostracized by their colleagues.