There's A Chance The Doctor You're Seeing Is Sick, Too
A recent study found that over 80 percent of doctors surveyed said they worked while sick, despite knowing the risk of spreading their illnesses.By Ryan Biek | July 7, 2015
Germaphobes might want to click out of this story now. A recent survey found 80 percent of doctors go to work when sick. Isn't "stay home and rest" one of their catchphrases?
Researchers surveyed hundreds of physicians at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and 83 percent admitted to having cared for patients when they themselves were sick at least one time in the past year. That's despite 95 percent of those surveyed saying they believe doing so puts patients at risk.
A pediatrician told NBC half-jokingly he thought the other doctors who said they stayed home were lying, but he did say, "I really do think it's out of good will and dedication."