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?