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Study finds gaps between doctors' standards and actions

Washington Post, December 4, 2007
A new survey shows that when it comes to dealing with colleagues' mistakes or incompetence, physicians oftentimes abandon the high standards they espouse. According to the study, 45 percent of those surveyed they did not always report an incompetent or impaired colleague to the appropriate authorities, even though 96 percent said doctors should turn in such people.