Seven reasons doctors go to work when sick
ALMOST all doctors work while sick, despite knowing the risks associated with it.
In an anonymous online survey, 94% of the 500 healthcare professionals at a busy Philadelphia children’s hospital said they knew that working while sick could harm their patients.
Nevertheless, 83% of respondents said they still came in to work sick at least one day in the past year, and almost 10% said they came in sick at least five times.
So why didn’t they take a day off, even for illnesses like fever, diarrhoea and acute respiratory tract symptoms?