---asks Kevin MD, quoting a recent JAMA article which reported that around a third of doctors would not report.
I was surprised that the number was only a third. There's been wide spread under-reporting among physicians for as long as I can remember. Contrast that with nurses, who seem to file incident reports and “write up” their colleagues frequently.
It's a cultural phenomenon that's hard to define. Maybe reporting of impaired colleagues will gain traction now that it's linked to the catch phrase “patient safety.”