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One out of three doctors didn't report colleagues they believed were "impaired or incompetent" to authorities - Reuters (article link)

- 36% didn't completely agree that it was their responsibility to report these colleagues in every case.
- 17% of doctors said they had known of a colleague who was impaired or incompetent in the last three years, but 1/3 of those did nothing about it.
- The American Medical Association (AMA) has a policy stating that doctors are ethically bound to report colleagues they believe are unfit to practice.

Doctors often don't report impaired colleagues

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One out of three doctors didn't report colleagues they believed were "impaired or incompetent" to authorities, a survey released today found. Slightly more -- 36 percent -- didn't completely agree that it was their responsibility to report these colleagues in every case.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66C5TO20100713