Why do doctors work when sick?

A recent survey of trainee doctors in the US found that more than half of them admitted to going to work with flu-like symptoms, mostly out of a sense of obligation to their colleagues and patients.

Overall 51% reported working when sick at least once in the past year and 16% reported working when sick at least three times during that period, the study found.

The researchers writing in the Archives of Internal Medicine said the doctors appeared to work because they

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